James R. Becker was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 8, 1941 the son of James H. And Alice (Davis) Becker. He passed away in Walla Walla, Washington on Thursday August 2, 2018 at the age of 77.
James grew up and attended his schooling in Wayne County Michigan. After high school, he moved to Southern California where he joined the US Marine Corps and honorably served our country. After his discharge, he stayed in Southern California working as a journeyman electrician for eighteen years as a member of the IBEW local #11 . In 1980 he began his work as a pastor, beginning in Southern California, later he served churches in Washington and Oregon. In 1995, he moved to Hermiston, Oregon where he was the pastor of the Country Church until February of 2018.
James was an avid bowler, loved playing video games, he loved life, had a quick wit and a great sense of humor.
James married Janice Carter in California on February 4, 1960.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Janice; daughters, Wendy Becker of Hermiston, Sharon Lipscomb of Anaheim, CA and Bonnie Baker Cook of Chattanooga, TN; sons, James Becker and Terry Becker both of Wenatchee and Aaron Becker of Hesperia, CA; brother, Richard Becker; sister, Judy Vanderwork; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; and his church family at the Country Church in Hermiston.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice; and a brother, Eddie.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday August 17, 2018 at the Country Church (32742 Diagonal Rd. Hermiston, OR). Burial will follow in the Hermiston Cemetery.
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