January 21, 1939 ~ March 1, 2006

Roger Burnell Becker was born on January 21, 1939, to Herman & Jessie Becker in Bunker, Missouri. He went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2006.

He was united in marriage to Wanda Lee Turner on December 8, 1957. To this union, 3 children were born. Roger is survived by his wife, Wanda, of Farmington; 2 Sons: Garald and wife, Jan, of Dayton, OH; Dennis and wife, Terrie, of Arnold, MO; 1 Daughter: Katrina Howard, of O'Fallon, MO; 10 Grandchildren: Jeremy; Tyler; Roger; Natasha; Emily; Russell; Katie; Dustin; Lauren & Zachary. 4 Great-Grandchildren: James, Sawyer, Raleigh and Hannah. Also surviving are 2 Brothers: Roy and wife, Sandra, of Red Bud, IL; Donald and wife, Ruth, of Arnold, MO; 4 Sisters: Louise Tucker and husband, Luther, of Bunker, MO; Agnes May and husband, Edward, of Waterloo, IL; Betty Joy Kelsaw, of Farmington; and Janie Hart, of DeSoto, MO. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Zelma Turner, of Farmington, and many family members & friends.

Roger was a member of Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church of Park Hills. He retired from General Motors in 1987, & was a member of Local UAW #25. After retiring, he did carpenter work, building homes for family & friends. He enjoyed camping & fishing.

He was preceded-in-death by his parents & 2 brothers: Herbert & Ben Becker. Roger will be deeply missed by all who knew & loved him.

Visitation: Friday, 4-9 pm. Visitation resumes, Saturday, 7-8 am at TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL. Visitation resumes Saturday, 9:30 am at Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church, Park Hills.

Funeral: Saturday, 11:00 a.m., March 4th

at: Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church - 601 Buckley St. - Park Hills, MO. 63601 (573) 431.3235

Officiating: Rev. Wayne Phillips; Rev. Kenneth Parker & Dean Burns.

Interment: Shepard Hills Cemetery, 1925 Old Hway 'M' - Barnhart, MO. 63012 (636) 464.6292

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given to: * The Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church, Building Fund &/or * The American Cancer Society.

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  1. I have been a long time friend to the family of Roger/Wanda Becker. It seems I have known them all my life. I had grown up with, and went to school with Gerald and Dennis Becker. Looking back on just one occasion, Roger taught me how to water ski. My thought and prays go out to all of you at this sad time. Sorry I couldn't be there. Sincerly, Benny Mills

  2. I'm a Friend and coworker of Gerald Becker. I would like to send my blessings to the Becker family and alot of people Gerald knows has you on their minds. I'm sorry for your loss. God Bless. Jeannette Benner

  3. I will miss Uncle Roger, especially the discussing (arguing) of politics and fishing. My families' thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Dear Wanda I wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers and how much you mena to us. I will always have great memories of the laughs I had with my "BUDDY" I know he will be looking for us to join him with the big hug and huge smile. LOVE AND PRAYERS Damon, Brenda and family

  5. Wanda, Although we will be out of town during the funeral, we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Roger went to be with the Lord and with dad. Roger is a special man and will always be remember in our hearts. Love, Mark, Shelly & Tiffany

  6. Gerry and family, My sincerest sympathy and prayers go out to you in this time of loss. May your grief be lessened by all your fond memories of your father and by your appreciation of all the good times you shared. I still miss my own father (who passed away 5 years ago), but each day I am more thankful at having had him in my life for as long as I did. God bless you all.

  7. I can honestly say that as I look back at my life, I can see the influence that he has had on my character building. I too, will miss our lively discussions on politics, unions, and religion. He kept you thinking, wondering, and on "your toes" in defending your position. These "bull" sessions will be missed. He was truly an uncle I will forever miss in many ways. From my family to your's, you are in our hearts and prayers.

  8. Dear Wanda – Just wanted to let you all know that our family is praying for you during this time of great loss. Our families have shared some good times together. My mom and dad have so enjoyed the time they have been able to spend with you all since moving to Farmington. They are sorry this has happened while they are in Florida. I regret that I will not be able to make it to the visitation or funeral,I would have liked to seen you and the kids, I wanted you to know we'll be thinking of you. May the wonderful memories you have keep Roger close and may the Lord wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time and in the days ahead. Hope it helps to know others care and are praying for you! Love, Sue (Mills) Stephens

  9. Wanda i was raised in Bunker , knew Roger as Donald's older brother,did not realize how many of our friends from Bunker has moved to this area ,Dean Burns was the only one i knew of, I would like to say that you are all in my prayers, may God be with you and your family in your time of sorrow, heavens blessings, Joyce reese wren Abney

  10. Wanda and Family, We extend our sincere sympathy to you and your children. I'm sorry we did not get to come for the services. Our families go back a long way from Big Creek to Bunker and with both families. We have some great memories of fun times together. Our Love, Clyde and Carol Hayes

  11. Gerry and Family, my sincerest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your father. I pray that the Lord will grant His peace and comfort to you as you walk through this difficult time. May you be blessed with fond memories and find encouragement in this time with your family.

  12. Gerry, My sincere condolences to you and your family upon the passing of your father. Our prayers are offered for your strength and clarity in this difficult time. Mike

  13. Wanda Lee and family, Our sincere sympathy. We have some great memories from our High School Days, and yes Roger will be missed by all

  14. My heartfelt sadness for the loss of Roger. He was a joy to know and thinking about his laughter and twinkling eyes makes me smile.

  15. Louise, sorry sorry to hear about Roger, thanks for sending me a card if there is anything I can do let me know. Wanda I am one of Rogers cousins. sorry to hear about him. I know he is missed and to know that he is in a better place. My mother was Rogers grandmothers sister Dollie Mae. I guess you have heard them talk about her. If you all have an e-mail address I would love to hear from any of you guys. I love you all and so sorry to hear about Roger…my e-mail is

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