Funeral services for Ronald Leslie Becker, 79, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Becker passed away at 1:56 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born September 5, 1936, at Princeton, Illinois, to Leslie Frederick Becker and Dorothy Jean Stoughton Becker. On September 26, 1958, he was married at Compton, Illinois, to Carolyn Weiler. Mr. Becker was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. Before his retirement, he worked as a truck driver for over thirty years. He enjoyed fishing, feeding birds and loved his family. Mr. Becker was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Carolyn Becker, of the family home; two children, Sherri Jolliff and husband, Rick and Leslie Becker and wife, Cecelia, all of West Plains; seven grandchildren, Sharese Becker, Kayla Cobb, Cassy Hanson, Kyle Jolliff, Katelyn Riley, Ron Becker and Sarah Crow; twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Becker, St. Anne, Illinois and Bruce Becker, Arlington, Illinois; one sister, Shirley Schmidt, Princeton, Illinois; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John Weiler, Robert Weiler, Mildred Barry and Linda Sullivan; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents, one daughter, Shelli Jolliff, one sister, Ruth Ann Zweep and brother-in-law, Doug Schmidt, precede him in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jolliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.