Raymond H. Becker, 70, Russell, died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at his home.

He was born Nov. 6, 1947, in Osborne to Matt H. and Louise (Meier) Becker. He was a graduate of Osborne High School.

He married Gloria J. (Thacker) Becker on Jan. 20, 1979, in Hays. She preceded him in death May 10, 2007. He worked in the oil patch since 1973, and during that time he worked for Shields Oil for 10 years and also worked with Leon Huxman. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from August 1968 until he was discharged in 1971. He served in the Vietnam War frm 1970 to 1971.

Survivors include a daughter, Kristy Finnegan-Frank; a stepdaughter, Shelly DeWitt; two stepsons, Chad Peterson and Jeromy Peterson; three brothers Lawrence Becker, John Becker and Ed Becker; a sister Lucy William; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his two twin grandsons.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; burial in Russell City Cemetery with military honors by Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6240.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present to greet guests from 6 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Russell County Veterans Memorial or Hays Hospice in care of the mortuary.