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Dr. Charles R. Becker

Homewood, Alabama

Nov 30, 1936 – Apr 27, 2016 (Age 79)


Monday, November 30th 1936
Wednesday, April 27th 2016
University of Florida


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Ridout's Valley Chapel Obituary

Dr. Charles R. Becker (Rik) passed away April 27, 2016 after a courageous battle with dementia. Rik was born in Florida City, Florida on November 30, 1936. As a boy, he hunted and fished in the Florida Everglades. He developed a lifelong hobby of fly fishing and traveled the country pursuing his...

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Dr. Becker was one of a kind. He will be dearly missed.

As a member of the health care team I felt privileged to assist Dr Becker in animal care. He was one of the best and will be missed.

My heart goes out to all of you. He was my pet's caring vet for years. May God comfort you during the difficult days ahead.

I have lost a valued and long-time friend.I wish comfort and peace for Rik's family.

Dr. Charles "Rik" Becker, D.V.M. fishing, Marco Island, Florida.

Rik loved His Family, God, helping others and animals. He grew up within a mile of The Everglades National Park and mentioned he didn't realize they fished on Saturday to eat on Sunday because there were some lean years. He always wanted to be a Veterinarian from his first memories he told me many times because I found it fascinating that he had such a sense of purpose that he was able to attain and be a Veterinarian for 50 years. My most memorable "Beckerism" he might have only...

Rik fishing off Marco Island Florida

My condolences to the family. Rik was admired by many. Myron Smith, DVM,
Auburn'61 classmate and fraternity brother.

So sad to lose our friend of many years.

Sharp & Louise Gillespy

My sympathy to the Becker family.
Matthew 5:4