William Charles

Becker, Jr.

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William Charles Becker, Jr.

May 17 1943 - Oct 29 2006

William Charles Becker, Jr., age 63, passed away peacefully at his home in Fairview, Texas on October 29, 2006. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on May 17, 1943, the son of William C. Becker and Louise (Shirley) Becker, both of whom preceded him in death. Bill graduated from George Washington High School in Indianapolis in 1961, earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1966 and a MBA from Bulter University. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Purdue, active in S.I.O.R., the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. After graduating from college, Bill, was employed by Eli Lilly for thirteen years in various capacities, including Industrial Engineer and Pharmaceutical Rep. He left Lilly to venture into commercial real estate in Texas. While working for Coldwell Banker, he was one of the top salesmen in the country. Later, he enjoyed a successful career with Cushman Wakefield in Dallas and retired from the Company in 2000. Bill was a loyal, hardworking, and generous family man who dedicated his life to his family. Although he was an avid golfer from his youth and realized his dream of living on a golf course and playing golf with his sons, son-in-law, and friends, he was happiest when he was surrounded by his loved ones at home or at the lake. Bill was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas. Bill is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years, Marsha (Brown) Becker; three devoted children and their spouses, Bradley Allen Becker and his wife Brandy, Julie (Becker) Alston and her husband Rob, and Mark Becker and his wife Christy; five grandchildren, Jillian, Lance and Brock Alston, Cameron Becker, and William Becker III, all of whom held a special place in his heart. Also surviving are his sister Kathy (Becker) Barr and her husband Bruce; brother-in-law Gary Brown and his wife Judy; two aunts; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM, Thursday, November 2, 2006 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church of Plano, with Pastor Robert Hasley officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Wednesday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Bill’s name to MDA/ALS Division, 12750 Merit Drive, #1220, Dallas, Texas 75251.
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