Kenneth Lee Becker

May 12, 1923July 17, 2019

Kenneth Lee Becker, 96 of Louisville, passed away July 17, 2019. He was the son of the late Frederick and Estella Becker. Kenneth was part of the Masons and Moose Lodge 5. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. He retired from the Naval Ordinance as an Production Controller. Kenneth was a Navy World War II veteran who was stationed on the USS Mascoma A083. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife: Betty Becker; his grandson: Travis Stiff; his siblings: Raymond Becker and Loretta Martin. Left to cherish his memories are his children: Barbara Russell (Jerry), Debbie Stiff (Byron); his grandchildren: Michele Russell, Michael “Mike” Russell (Sandra), Dustin Stiff (Delta), Cody Stiff (Jamie); and his great-grandchildren: Alic, Stone, Kenzie, Jayla, and Elliott. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Honor Flight Bluegrass PO Box 991364 Louisville, KY 40269. Funeral services will be 9 AM Monday, July 22, 2019 at Arch L Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home 4400 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40218. Visitation will be Sunday, July 21 from 1-6 PM at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 22, 2019


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Rosemarie Whitehouse

July 21, 2019

Kenny was such a great guy. My Dad, Bill Olson, and Kenny were such good friends. I remember how much time my Mom and Dad spent with Kenny and Betty. Kenny was always joking and happy. He will be missed.
I wish you the best and are in my prayers

Doug and Sherry Butler

July 19, 2019

Doug and I are so sorry for your loss. We got to know Ken because of the common interest of him and Doug being Retired US Navy. They never served together because Ken was a WWII Veteran and Doug was a Vietnam Veteran. But the Brothers in Arms was strong. Doug has a great deal of respect for Ken's pride for his Country and all it stands for.
"Fair winds and following seas, Ken"
Rest In Peace (R.I.P.)

Trish Meyer

July 18, 2019

Mr Ken was a wonderful man. I will miss his smile. He loved coming to the Lodge for Sunday dinners. I jokingly nicknamed him Benny Kracker, reversing the B and K, after we joke around over crackers with chili. After that, he was always Benny Kracker to me. And he’d chuckle every time. I will miss that. Rest in peace, Benny Kracker. Your work on earth is done. Thank you.

Nikki Brashear McLain

July 18, 2019

Mr. Becker was like a 2nd father to me from 10 years old to college. Barb and I did everything together during those years. I went on vacations with them and was treated like one of the family. He was a role model to me and a wonderful person. I will never forget him or his kindness.

Love and prayers,

Candy and Ron Schade

July 17, 2019

We really enjoyed spending time with Ken. This man could eat and enjoyed a cocktail or three on occasion. We remember when he and Bud were on a shuttle bus trying to find their hotel room and rode around several times only to discover they were only a short walk from the establishment they had just been in.

Jacqui Thomas

July 17, 2019

I never had the pleasure of meeting your Dad , but I did get to enjoy his smiling face when you shared pictures of him. He seemed like a very kind, gentle soul. My deepest sympathy to you and yours.

R.I.P. Mr. Kenneth Lee Becker
Thank You For Your Service, With Much Respect

Jacqueline Nagle Thomas