2013-07-18 / Obituaries

Alfred R. Decker Jr.

Warfordsburg, 76

Alfred R. “Jim” Decker Jr., 76, Warfordsburg went to Join the love of his life on Wednesday July 10, 2013, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Born August 20, 1936, in Bethel Township, Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Alfred R. Decker Sr. and Emma Smith Decker, and was the husband of the late Nancy Lee Clevenger Decker, whom he married October 3, 1959, in Winchester, Va., and who passed away March 13, 1999.

He was retired from B&P Motor Express, Crystal Spring, Pa., as a diesel mechanic and had been employed by the former Highway Petroleum in Hancock.

He was a member of Jerusalem Christian Church, Warfordsburg, Pa., was a Brush Creek Township supervisor for six years, a veteran of the Korean War, commander of VFW Post 8333, Breezwood, Pa., for 10 years, a 1954 graduate of Warfordsburg High School, and honorary mayor of Flickerville, Pa.

He is survived by two daughters: Debbie Hixon and husband Pud, Tracy Decker and friend Connie Banks, both of Warfordsburg; one son, Jeff Decker and companion Vicki Sharrow, of Gaylord, Mich.; one siste, Cora Clingerman of Warfordsburg; five grandchildren: Jesi, Tia, Brandon, P.J. and Mandy, and one greatgranddaughter, Lucille.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Leotta Omps, Bertha Deneen, Beulah Rohrbaugh; and one brother, Bud Decker.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, at 11 a.m., at Jerusalem Christian Church, Warfordsburg. Rev. Delmas Bard officiated. Burial, with military honors by the VFW Post 8333, Breezwood, followed in the church cemetery.

Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, was in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences at www.grovefh.com

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