William Henry Becker (1933-2021)

William Henry Becker, age 88, of Kyle, Texas was called to his eternal resting place, after a brief fight with leukemia, on Friday, November 26, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his son and daughter. William was born on June 5, 1933 in Dallas, Texas to Frances (Springmann) and Henry Becker. He was the third of 11 children. William attended Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and graduated in 1953. He was a member of the Cathedral Club in Dallas where he met the love of his life. He married Elaine Elizabeth Jenkins on September 27, 1958 in Dallas. He worked by his wife’s side as owner of the Preston Center Pet Shop, from 1971 to 1991. After the Pet Shop was closed, William worked for other small companies before retiring in 2013 in Kyle, Texas. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and was a devout Catholic. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and pets, working in his garden, making Rosaries, and volunteering at his local church. 

He is survived by his daughter Julie Becker of Kyle, Texas, his son William Patrick Becker of Dallas, Texas, his 5 grandchildren Jacob Cloud, Alexis Becker, Christiana Becker, Elizabeth Becker, and Lilly Becker, and his 5 siblings, Rosemary Schell, John Becker and wife Rosemary, Fred Becker and wife Mary, Teresa Batto and husband Bernard, and Clara Jernigan and husband David. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elaine Elizabeth Becker, his parents, sister, Martha Teresa Becker, brother, Father Francis Becker, brother, Herman Becker, brother-in-law, Richard Schell, sister, Martha Mary Grupa, brother, Father Robert Becker, and brother-in-law, Michael Grupa. 

Family will receive friends from 5:00 -7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 13, 2021 followed with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle, Texas.

Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at St. Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church in Kyle, Texas, with Father Joseph Daheim officiating. Burial will follow on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas, Texas for immediate family. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, the American Heart Association, www.heart.org, and/or St. Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church in Kyle, Texas, www.samckyle.org/give.

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