Jerald Becker(1936 - 2013)


Jerald P. Becker, 76, of Lexington, KY, passed away on July 28, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Becker was a man of many talents and interests. He was a retired Command Sergeant Major, having served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Green Berets. He earned multiple degrees from both the University of Maryland & the University of Kentucky. He also ran the Fire Rescue Academy at the University of Maryland. He loved the horse racing industry in Kentucky and was a Bloodstock Agent. Mr. Becker was born September 12, 1936 in Dayton, KY to the late Peter & Lillian (nee: Pendery) Becker. Jerald is survived by his Daughter, Jeanne Marie (Lee Young) Becker-Young of Cary, NC, Sons, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Becker of Littleston, PA, Joel (Wendy) Becker of Monrovia, MD, Phil (Melia) Becker of Garrett Park, MD, Daughter, Amy (Ron) Trantham of Newport, NC, 12 Grandchildren & 1 great grandchild. Visitation 9:30 am to 11:00 am, Friday, August 2, 2013 at Divine Mercy Parish, Bellevue with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Burial will take place in the St. Stephen Cemetery Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorials are suggested to the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, PO BOX 13155, Lexington, KY 40583. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp & Erschell Funeral Homes is handling arrangements. Online condolences can be given at

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Aug. 1, 2013