Willard Becker

BECKER, Willard M., 84, of Wheeling passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

He was born December 26, 1927 in Wheeling, son of the late Harold and Azelia Bullard Becker.

Willard was retired from Wheeling Power Company and a WWII Navy veteran. He was a member of Nelson Lodge #30 A.F. & A.M., York Rite Knights Templar, and he was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Alvin Becker, Lawrence Becker, Gerald Becker; and a sister, Virginia Gardner

Surviving is his wife, Caroline G. Nikolaus Becker; two sons, Ronald L. Becker and his wife, Patsy of Georgetown, Texas, and Gary W. Becker and his wife, Pamela of Pittsburgh, PA; three brothers, Kenneth Becker of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Herbert Becker of Ava, Illinois, and Ed Becker of Wellington, Florida; two grandsons, Noah Becker and Matthew Becker and his wife, Rachel; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road., Wheeling. Friends will also be received Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Timothy Allen and Reverend Roger Smith officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National Rd., Wheeling (304- 232-2732).

Personal condolences may be made to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.