Antonio “Tony” G. Becerra
Visitation for Mr. Becerra will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Wed., April 4, 2018, with a rosary being prayed at 6:30pm.
A funeral mass, officiated by Father Lee Flores, will be held on Thurs. April 5, 2018, at 11:30am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, in Rosenberg, Texas.
Rite of Committal will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, in Rosenberg, Texas.
Mr. Becerra, 92, was born on Sept. 3, 1925 and departed this life on March 31, 2018. In his last moments, he was surrounded by those that he loved most, including his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of other friends and loved ones.
Tony was raised in Rosenberg and attended Rosenberg High School. After being drafted by the United States Army in World War II, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, 28th Infantry Division, and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. He spent five months as a prisoner of war before he and three others escaped.
Upon his return to the United States, he focused on his career in Rosenberg, working as an insurance agent, barber, bail bondsman, and dancehall owner. Striving to make a difference in the community, he served as a precinct judge and consistently supported efforts to register voters. Serving on the Rosenberg City Council from 1992 to 2005, he remained a dedicated servant to the public.
Mr. Becerra’s community involvement often took a hands-on approach when it came to helping those in need. His family recalled many occasions where his desire to help others was felt within the community.
He was a humble man who never said no to a stranger. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death, by his wife, Mary Munoz Becerra, parents, Jose and Severa (Galvan) Becerra; sons, Tony Garcia, Richard Becerra and Carlos Joe Becerra; daughter, Adele Becky Picon; brothers, Apolinar Becerra, Richard Beserra and Julio Becerra; sisters, Natividad Gracia, Nicolasa Arredondo, Dolores Becerra and Dorothy DeLeon.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Oscar Becerra, John Michael Becerra and wife Beronica, Anthony Ray Becerra and wife Yvonne, Roy Lee Becerra and wife Lupita, and Joe John Becerra; his daughters, Dora Lee Piskor and husband John, Mary Jane Becerra Gonzalez and husband Christopher, Peggy Jo Becerra Arredondo, Lupita Ann Becerra New and husband Kevin, Jacqueline Becerra Felan and husband Dion; daughter in law, Rachel Becerra; 36 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other loved ones.
Words of condolences may be left for the Becerra family @ epcompean.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to E.P. Compean Funeral Directors, “Our Family Serving Your Family”, 1223 Sixth St., Rosenberg, TX. 77471, 281-238-4443.