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Obituaries

October 24, 2012

John Decker

GREENVILLE — John E. Decker, 78, of Greenville passed away Oct. 10, 2012, while visiting relatives in Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel.

Born March 14, 1934, in Derry, Pa., John was the son of the late Walter T. Sr. and Lucille Decker. 

John was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also retired from E-Systems and the Greenville Independent School District.

John was active in the community and enjoyed fishing, building and flying model airplanes, genealogy, crocheting, gardening, exercising, and spending time with his family. He loved his “projects” and embraced each one as an opportunity to expand and share his vast knowledge.

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Walter T. Decker Jr.

John is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Renea of Greenville; two sons and a daughter, John Decker Jr. and wife Geralyn of Hickory Creek, Scott Decker and wife Julie of Caddo Mills and Linda Payne and husband David of Quinlan; two brothers, Donald Decker and wife Cynthia of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Regis Decker and wife Margaret of Largo, Fla.; three sisters, Mary Rubino of Derry, Pa., Alice Clark of Latrobe, Pa., and Janet Shepherd and husband Rick of Springfield, Mass.; six grandchildren, Stephan Holder and Brian, Matthew, Brittany, Ashley and Michael Decker; seven great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Ryder, Duellie, Kahl, Cayden, Payton and Rylan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the YMCA building fund, directly to the “Y” or the YMCA Building Fund at American National Bank.

Online condolences may be made at www.cokermathews.com

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