Bobby Becker of New Braunfels, Texas passed away at his home on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the age of 63. He was born on October 21, 1948 in New Braunfels to George E. and Ora Becker. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two children, Ryan and his wife Kat Becker of Elko, Nevada, and Allison and her husband, Dr. Brev Bedford and grandson, Cole, of New Braunfels; his father, George E. Becker of New Braunfels; three sisters, Kathy Khazen Parsons and her husband, Ron, of Austin, Nancy Peevyhouse of New Braunfels, Mary Ellen Golightly and her husband, Ron, of Ft. Worth; his mother-in-law, June Looney, of Vernon; a brother-in-law, Lee Looney of Dalhart; and sister-in-law, Kay Hardage, and husband, Mike, of Vernon; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Bobby was a partner in the family owned Becker Motor Company dealership serving in many positions over the years. He continued in sales with Bluebonnet Chrysler Dodge when the dealership was sold in 2002 and was voted Best Car Salesman of the Year in the Herald-Zeitung Reader’s Choice Awards. He was greatly appreciated and loved by his co-workers and customers throughout his 49 years in the business.
Bobby was active in many community organizations. He was a member of the New Braunfels Volunteer Fire Department for 21 years, beginning with his first call to duty in the flood of 1972. He was a life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and faithfully served on numerous boards over the years; a member and officer in the Kiwanas Club, a children’s leader of the men’s Bible Study Fellowship, a member of the Family Life Center Board, a member of the Henne Men’s Bible Study for 15 years, past president of the New Braunfels Aquatics Club, and a member of the New Braunfels Racing Pigeon Club. He delivered Meals-On-Wheels and was quick to volunteer wherever he was needed.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 12th at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 9:00 AM followed by a graveside service. Visitation will be at Doeppenschimdt’s Funeral Home on Thursday, October 11th, from 4 until 8 PM.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church (181 S. Santa Clara, New Braunfels, TX, 78130) or Hope Hospice (611 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130).