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Frank "Buster" Becker

August 9, 1937 - October 27, 2018

Franklin W. Becker (Buster or Frank) of Flower Mound, TX (formerly of McKinney, TX) passed away October 27, 2018 at the age of 81.  He was an avid sports fan – loved golf, football, hockey and anything else with a ball!  Above sports though, he loved his families – his immediate family, his extended family and his church family.

His wife of 44 years Dixie, his daughters Lorie (Mike) Schwartz of Savannah and Amie (Toby) Swindle of Flower Mound, and his grandkids – Lora, Jackson and Samantha, survive Frank.  What he would not do for his kids – they were the loves of his life!  His sister Elna (Patsy) McNamee and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, also survive him.

Frank was born in Bell County, TX on August 9, 1937 to Alvin and Ina Molina Becker.  He was the youngest of six children.  He was raised in Taft, TX where he graduated from high school.  He attended Texas Lutheran and Texas A&I, where he graduated in May of 1960.  He was a devout Christian man - who loved and talked to everyone he met.  He never met a stranger.    When he was not at work, home or church, you could usually find him on the golf course – whether it was 120 degrees outside or snowing (think hot pink golf ball).  He loved to laugh, travel and to eat!  Everyone will dearly miss him.

His oldest granddaughter Lora writes:  Franklin Becker.  An amazing grandfather.  I will always treasure all the Saturday mornings I spent playing cards and catch and going swimming and just talking to an amazing man.  I will miss his smile and his laugh, his polo shirts, the ace up his sleeve, his combover and the love of his family.  I know he is looking down on us now and watching out for all of us, helping guide us through our lives, and I cannot wait to see him and be reunited with him again.  I’m going to miss you Popsicle.  Love, Stinkerpot

His grandson Jackson writes:  Pops was a strong, playful man who was a sports fanatic.  He loved eating, especially when it was chocolate chip muffins made by me and Nona.  You will be missed by family and friends.  You will forever be in our hearts and minds.  I know that you are there with Uncle Frank and with Pepsi chewing on your shoe.  I will miss you.  Jackson

His granddaughter Samantha writes:  I will miss playing go fish with you.  I cheated, you cheated – who knows who cheated but I do know one thing:  I love you a lot!  With a heavy heart I will miss you very much Pops but I know you are in a better place.

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in McKinney, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation one hour prior to the service.  A private graveside will be held at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas.

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Dixie, Just read of the passing of your husband.  Wanted to extend my condolences to you and your family.  I have many fond memories of Dixie "the nurse" at MHS!
Juli Ferraro, November 6, 2018 May God comfort you and your family during this time of sorrow. Larry and Jo Honea, October 31, 2018 Thinking of you, Dixie. And of course the whole family. I am so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace. I pray God wraps his arms around the whole family. Sincerely, Erica Erica Tate Carver, October 31, 2018 Our friendship was a church generated friendship, you were always so happy and friendly I don't think I ever saw you in a bad mood. I thought of you often since you and Dixie moved away , can't walk past the Stain Glass at the baptismal fountain without thinking of you. Rest in Peace . Marlene Buckland, October 29, 2018 Rest in our Lord’s loving arms old friend. Robert Knight , October 29, 2018