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Edward "Eddie" Becerra

March 3, 1943 June 25, 2022
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Edward "Eddie" Becerra, an Altus resident, passed away on June 25, 2022, at the age of 79. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lowell- Tims Funeral Home & Crematory of Altus.

Eddie was born on March 3, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas to his parents Rev. Merced Becerra and Josefina Rodriquez. He graduated high school and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Eddie served his country from 1964-1970. He attained the rank of Segreant before he was honorably discharged from active duty.

Eddie married Martha Shoumake in Altus, OK on August 29, 1968. Eddie became the first Hispanic police officer to work for the Altus Police Department. He was on the force from 1968-1974. He then went on to work in Texas as a house parent for children living in emergency shelters. Eddie went into business for himself and founded the Becerra Cabinet shop in 1981. He also worked for the Sheriff's Department for a while. In 1990, Eddie found work at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital. While there he worked as a security guard and in the finance division where he assisted clients in getting assistance and completing paperwork. In 2005, he retired after 15 years of dedicated service at the hospital.

Eddie was a proud, but soft-spoken man of unshakeable faith. He was a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Altus and was there whenever the doors were open. Eddie served as a deacon, bus driver, and was active in the drama ministry, He also helped with the Judgement House, one of the church's community projects aimed at ministering to teens and young adults. Eddie always talked about the Lord and was eager to share and teach others all he knew. He was a true giver. He would help anyone in need and if he couldn't do it personally, he would find a way.

Eddie brought light and happiness to everyone he encountered. His kind spirit, big heart, and love for his family will be remembered by all who knew him.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Rev. Merced Becerra his mother, Josefina Rodriquez, his brother, Joel Becerra; his sisters, Faith Ann Becerra Byrd, and Dina Kay Becerra.

Left to continue Eddie's legacy of love and friendship are his beloved wife, Martha Becerra; son, Brandon Becerra and his wife Holly; brother-in-law, Howard Shoumake; nephews, Robert Becerra, Tommy Tingle; Cousins, Bucky and Vicky Barajas, Grandson, Collin Becerra; Granddaughter, Amberley, good family friend, Nancy Weber, countless friends and his First Baptist Family.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to First Baptist Church Preschool and Children's Ministry.

The Becerra family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Lowell - Tims Funeral Home and Crematory.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church of Altus, Oklahoma with interment to follow at Altus, City Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Lowell- Tims Funeral Home & Crematory of Altus.

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Visitation

Wednesday

29

Jun

6:00 PM 6/29/2022 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/29/2022 8:00:00 PM
Lowell Tims Funeral Home & Crematory

1100 E Tamarack Rd
Altus, OK 73521

Lowell Tims Funeral Home & Crematory
1100 E Tamarack Rd Altus 73521 OK
United States

Funeral

Thursday

30

Jun

11:00 AM 6/30/2022 11:00:00 AM
Altus First Baptist Church

Altus, Oklahoma
Altus, OK 73521

Altus First Baptist Church
Altus, Oklahoma Altus 73521 OK
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Altus City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Falcon and Veterans Dr.
Altus, OK 73521

Falcon and Veterans Dr. Altus 73521 OK
United States
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