Elwood George Becker, 78, passed away 4:42 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018 at his residence.
Born on July 29, 1939 in Hibbing, MN, he was the son of Gordon P. and Margaret E. (Booth) Becker.
A retired U.S. Navy veteran, serving 20 years, Elwood worked as a National Field Chief Manager for Lumonics for 16 years, retiring in 1999.
On July 14, 1978 he married Peggy Roberts. She survives.
Surviving also are three sons, Gary (Martha) Becker, Kenneth (Robin) Becker, Dwight (Linda) Bryant; a daughter, Christine (Tom) Reitz; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister, Susan Twarog; and a family of in-laws that loved him dearly.
His parents; son, Richard Joseph Becker; and sister, Barbara Ann Van Fossen preceded in death.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m, Thursday, February 22 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Rev. Lora Whitten will officiate.
Interment will follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military rites accorded.
Memorials may be made to the building fund of the 1st Baptist Church in Bethalto.