Dr. Jasper ‘Jappy’ Becker Jr.

Published 11:09 pm Saturday, April 26, 2014

Jasper “Jappy” Becker, Jr., M.D., died on April 2, 2014, in Orlando, Fla., at the age of 79, after a long illness. A funeral service was held in Orlando on April 12, 2014.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Brookhaven at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 28, at Ole Towne Church at 220 S. Jackson St., followed by a reception. Family and friends are welcome to attend and to share any memories of Jappy. An interment of ashes will be held at the Catholic Cemetery at 9:30 that morning.

He was the son of Jasper Benoit Becker and Eloise Tippins Becker.

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He graduated from Brookhaven High School, class of 1952; Washington and Lee University, 1956; and Tulane School of Medicine M.D. Class of 1960. He completed his urology residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1966-1968 with one year in Vietnam with the 93rd Evac Hospital.

He had a private urology practice in Brookhaven from 1968-1983. He later practiced in Orlando from 1984 – 1994. After retiring from the practice of medicine, he helped found the Loren Quinn Institute, an Attitudinal Healing Center inspired by The Course in Miracles and named in honor of his stepdaughter, who was killed in an automobile accident. He was later a member of Attitudinal Healing International.

Dr. Becker wrote and published the book, “Divine Health.” He had an avid and continuing interest in religion and metaphysics.

He had a love of golf, hunting and fishing his entire life. He was beloved by his family, his friends, his medical patients and especially by his golf buddies. He was a dear man.

He was preceded in death by Gregory Wallace Becker, infant son, and Loren Quinn, stepdaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn James Becker; his sisters, Marjorie O’Shaughnessey (John) of Macon, Ga., and Judith Andry (Allain) of New Orleans; his children, Jeanie Taylor (John), Jasper Becker III (Donna), Benjamin Becker (Vickie), Amy Becker and Elizabeth Becker; stepchildren, Rafe Quinn (Kerry) and Sheralee Faith (Kenny); numerous grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to The Mississippi School of the Arts, 308 W. Cherokee St., Brookhaven, MS 39601.