Jeffrey Lee Becker

February 04, 1958 ‒ March 11, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jeffrey Lee Becker, age 60, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Abilene, Texas.

He was born on February 4, 1958 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to Gerald Becker and Margaret “Peggy” Yough. Jeff attended Permian high school in Odessa, Texas for three years before returning to Springfield, Ohio to graduate high school in 1976. Jeff married Nancy (Diehl) Becker on February 24, 1994. They resided in Texas for 10 years before moving the family to Jeff’s hometown of Mount Vernon, Ohio. 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” Yough and husband Cloyd of Mt.Vernon, Ohio; his wife, Nancy Becker of Abilene, Texas;  daughters Nicole Stein and husband Taylor of Edmond, Oklahoma, Alyssa Sehlhorst and husband Brandon of Toledo, Ohio, and Kylie Taylor of Abilene, Texas. He also had five beautiful grandchildren; Lucas and Bailey Taylor, and Reid, Brooklyn, and Chandler Stein. Sister; Laurie Kirkpatrick and Husband Matt of Mt.Vernon, Ohio, brothers; Dr. Michael Yough and wife Andrea of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Brian Yough of Mt.Vernon, Ohio.  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 Street, Mt.Vernon, Ohio at 11 am on Monday, March 19, 2018. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Evan Yough, Matt  Kirkpatrick, Pat Yoakum, Scott Daughin, Eddy Brown and Vic Campanelli.  Honorary pallbearers are Michael Yough and Brian Yough.

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

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  • Dear Peggy: I can’t begin to imagine the pain of losing a child. All I can say is that I am so sorry and I know that words seem so meaningless at times like this. Little by little I am sure the happy memories will bubble up to make you smile when you think of him.
    Sincerely, Judy

  • Peggy, I am so sorry Of your loss of Jeff. My heart and prayers are with you at this sad time. Blessings Barbara McDermott Chadwick

  • Peggy- was sadden to hear of your sons passing. Our Prayers are with you at this time and knowing that our good Lord will give you peace in the coming days-months etc with all your memories to cherish of him. God Bless.
    Howard and Jo-Ann (Dexter) Wilson

  • Dear Peggy, Cloyd, and Jeff’s Entire Family, We were saddened to read about your loss. May it help to know that you have friends who care. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Jeff, we consider Peggy and Cloyd old and dear friends. Our hearts ache for you, and we hope that your strong faith will get you through these following days. We are sending you all, our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • We are so sorry to hear about Jeff. How wonderful that Peggy and Cloyd were able to go to Texas and spend time with him earlier… our sympathy to all of the family.

  • I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Jeff’s family. For right now, there’s no detour around grief, no shortcut through mourning. However, 2 Cor.4:7 says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal “, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget. It means we recover. We recover because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28 which says, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection. That is our amazing hope! The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us and keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. 2 Cor.1:3 describes our Creator as, “… the God of all comfort “. One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort be your comfort now, during this time of sorrow. For the Bible’s answers to life’s big questions please visit

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