Melvin Lee Becker

Published 4:20 pm Monday, January 28, 2019


Melvin Lee Becker, 80, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 26, 2019, in Houston, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Pastor Tom Haas officiating. Burial will follow the service at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Thorndale, Texas, on December 2, 1938, he was the son of Edwin Becker and Hattie (Roepke) Becker. Melvin proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired as a Maintenance Technician from DuPont Sabine River Works after 30 years of employment. He was a life time member of the American Legion Post 49, the VFW Post 2775, and the N.R.A. He enjoyed fishing and was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Astros. He was a loving father and grandfather who will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Hattie Becker; and his loving wife of 59 years, Blondine Becker.

Melvin is survived by his children, Sabina King and husband Jimmy of Orange, Kenneth Becker of Orange, Randy Becker and wife Joanie of Orange, and Lisa Argo and husband James, of College Station; grandchildren, Amber Honsinger, Eric Becker, Brad Becker, Mathew King, Cody Becker, Jason Becker, Dustin Hughes, and Tyler Ringer; great-grandchildren, Jacob Honsinger, Bree Becker, Brody Becker, Evie Becker, Max Becker, Mia Rose King, Chip Honsinger, Lane Hughes, Kelsie Hughes, Casen Hughes, James Hughes, Katherine Long, and Zephyr Ringer.

Serving as pallbearers will be Eric Becker, Brad Becker, Mathew King, Cody Becker, Jason Becker, Jonathan Honsinger, and Jacob Honsinger.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions can be made to The American Legion at P.O. Box 361626, Indianapolis, IN 46236 or to Grace Lutheran Church at 2300 Eddleman Rd. Orange, TX 77632.