Mike Becker was born on March 17, 1945 in Gloversville, NY. After serving in the US Navy, he worked for many years at IBM, Fluor Daniels Construction Company, and Lowe’s Home Improvement. (IBM brought the family to Concord, North Carolina). He was diagnosed with soft-tissue sarcoma in his left thigh in December 2011. Unfortunately, despite surgery and chemotherapy, he passed away on Friday July 27, 2012 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis NC at the age of 67.
Mike is survived by wife Martha Estep Becker, whom he married on Feb. 1, 1966; daughters, Denise Becker Reynolds and husband, Mark, of Rock Hill, S.C., Jennifer Becker Saxon and husband, Kenneth, of Salisbury, N.C.; brothers, Daniel Becker of Union, Mich., David Becker of Gloversville, N.Y., Jerry Becker of Kingsport, Tenn., and Jonathan Becker of Gloversville, N.Y.; sister, Henie Hanna of Florida; and grandchildren, Leah and Alison Reynolds of Rock Hill, S.C., and Joshua and Jacob Saxon of Salisbury, N.C.
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