MOUNT VERNON — Jeffrey Lee Becker, 60, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Abilene, Texas.

He was born Feb. 4, 1958, in Mount Vernon, to Gerald Becker and Margaret “Peggy” Yough. Jeff attended Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, for three years before returning to Springfield to graduate high school in 1976. Jeff married Nancy (Diehl) Becker on Feb. 24, 1994. They resided in Texas for 10 years before moving the family to Jeff’s hometown of Mount Vernon. Jeff had a 30-year carrier in industrial services for the oil and gas industry. Jeff was very proud to be the third generation Cooper Cameron employee, often working off the design drawings signed by his grandfather.

Jeff was very dedicated to providing for his family and full of love. He enjoyed the simple pleasures that nature offered including: fishing, searching for arrowheads, and using his metal detector to find unexpected treasures.

Jeff is survived by his mother, Margaret “Peggy” (husband, Cloyd) Yough of Mount Vernon; his wife, Nancy Becker of Abilene, Texas; daughters, Nicole (husband, Taylor) Stein of Edmond, Oklahoma, Alyssa (husband, Brandon) Sehlhorst of Toledo, and Kylie Taylor of Abilene, Texas. He also had five beautiful grandchildren, Lucas and Bailey Taylor, and Reid, Brooklyn, and Chandler Stein. Sister, Laurie (husband, Matt) Kirkpatrick of Mt.Vernon; brothers, Dr. Michael (wife, Andrea) Yough of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Brian Yough of Mt.Vernon. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Becker and grandparents, Owen and Ruth Barncord, and Fred and Lulu Becker.

Services will be held at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 19, where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Jeff was a member of Journey church in Howard. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Journey Church Building Fund at PO Box 93, Howard, OH 43028.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jeffrey Lee Becker.


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