Robert C. Becker, age 90 and resident of Greenville, SC, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Born in 1928 in New York City to parents Christian and Adeline Becker, he served in the United States Navy from 1945—1947. He then began his career with Metropolitan Life, working for more than fifty years in New York and later Tampa, Florida. Bob and Joyce made Tampa their home for 33 years before moving to Greenville, SC in 2005.
He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 70 years, Joyce M. Becker. His children are Richard Becker (Paula), Douglas Becker (Carolyn), and Kenneth Becker (Michele). Robert’s six grandchildren are Jennifer Naselli (Andrew), James Becker (Brooke), Matthew Becker, Jessica Pierce (Benjamin), Anne Marie Frederick (Jeremy), and Evan Becker. He was blessed with five great-granddaughters and was very proud of each of them: Kara Naselli, Gloria Naselli, Emma Naselli, Eden Naselli, and Molly Becker. Bob is also survived by his sister Mildred Oram.
Bob was a hard worker who loved his wife and family deeply. He enjoyed hobbies such as fishing, golfing, and creating stained glass windows. He also loved music and wrote several hymns. Bob rarely concluded a mealtime prayer without an expression of his thankfulness for “His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” His family will miss him greatly, but they rejoice that he is in the presence of his loving Lord, forever free from suffering and pain.
The family will have a visitation time on Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 AM at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 1601 North Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29609. The memorial service will be held at the same location at 11:30 a.m. His place of internment will be M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson, South Carolina.