Michael Ray Becknell
Michael 'Mike' Ray Becknell, 58, of Charlotte, passed away February 21, 2012.
Memorial service will be at 11:00AM Thursday (today) at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Reverend Talbot Davis and Pastor Ron Dozier will officiate. The family will receive friends at the family residence following the Memorial Service.
Mike was born July 22, 1953 in York, SC and was a charter member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church where he served as a Greeter and on the Outreach to the Community. He was a graduate of Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, SC, was formerly employed by Retreading Equipment Company 20 years and was presently with Rountree Plantation Garden. He loved the outdoors and his friends and family. Surviving are wife, Mary Mattox Becknell, his wife of 32 years; daughters, Carly and Cara Becknell of Charlotte; son, Chad Becknell of Charlotte; parents, Ray and Jackie Becknell of Rock Hill, SC; sister, Robin Conley (Will) of Rock Hill, SC; brothers, Jeff Becknell (Linda) and Scott Becknell (Donna) all of Rock Hill, SC; nieces and nephews and great-nephew; father-in-law, Tom Mattox of Charlotte; sisters-in-laws, Phyllis (Lee) of Weddington, NC and Trish Baker (Marty) of Charlotte.
In lieu of flowers, make memorials to Good Shepherd UMC Mission Fund, 13110 Moss Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273.
Express condolences through www.forestlawnwest.com (704)395-0055
Published by Charlotte Observer on Feb. 23, 2012.