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Rodney Becker

September 29, 1937October 4, 2021

Rodney Herman Becker, of Ashburn, Virginia, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at the age of 84 after a long and brave battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Rodney was born on September 29, 1937 in Monroe, Wisconsin to Herman William Becker and Viola Lillian Trickle. Rodney grew up on a dairy farm, later serving in the United States Navy on the U.S.S Intrepid. He went on to become a highly successful accountant that specialized in income tax. A skilled entrepreneur, after retirement Rodney started his own business, Becker Tax Services, which he ran for many years. Rodney had a sharp wit, loved a good joke, and set an example with his kind heart, patience and stoicism. He loved animals and collected stamps and coins.

Rodney met his beloved wife, Sara Kay Counts, while serving at the Pentagon during his time in the Navy. He and Sara went on to build a family, and family was always at the very center of his life. He is survived by Sara, his wife of 62 years, son James Randolph "Randy" Becker and his wife Darby; daughter Tamara Lynn "Tammy" Cox and her husband Stephen, as well as 5 grandchildren: Addison and Ashton Becker, Lily, Kylan and Chloe Cox.

Rodney was preceded in death by his father Herman, mother Viola and sister Dorothy Lind Heagle.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Parkinson's Foundation in Rodney's name.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Becker family.


  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021


Rodney Becker

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Katharine Whitacre

October 16, 2021

So sorry about the loss of your beloved Rodney. A man of great integrity, strength & love for his family & friends. Even though our hearts break as we won’t see him in our daily lives, we can be at peace knowing he’s with our loving Father, in heaven and free from pain. We can take comfort knowing that Rodney will be with us in spirit, in our hearts and watching over us just somewhere over the rainbow.

With all our love and support, Kathy, Jay & Evan