ONEONTA - Terry S. Becker, 48, of Oneonta, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at home.
He was born April 14, 1969, in Sidney the son of Barbara (Hobbie) Lord and Burt Becker.
Terry graduated from Unatego High School with the Class of 1987 where he always made the honor roll.
For several years he was an independent living adviser at Job Corps in Oneonta.
Terry was a Civil War and Star Wars buff. In fourth grade, Terry won an essay contest, he had to write about the "man of the year" and being the Star Wars buff that he was he wrote it on George Lucas. He won a trip to Penn State and was on television.
Terry was nominated for West Point but due to health reasons wasn't able to attend. He loved reading and had a great passion for books. Terry enjoyed shooting pool and watching his Pittsburgh Steelers play. He was a huge fan.
In his adult life, Terry had a dream of going to Spain and running with the bulls and in 2009, his dream came true. He traveled to Pamplona, Spain, and ran with the bulls during the San Fermin Festival.
He greatly loved his pet ferrets, Kit and Carson.
Terry made his mom proud and will be deeply missed.
Terry is survived by his mother, Barbara Lord, Oneonta; his father, Burt Becker and family, Laurens; two brothers, William "Buddy" Lord and family and Shayne Becker and family; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta.
Memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Terry S. Becker to Lakeroad Ferret Farm Rescue/Shelter Inc., P.O. Box 698, Naples, NY 14512, www.ferretfarm.org.
To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.
Published on December 29, 2017