Alfred R. Decker Jr., 76

AUG. 20, 1936-JULY 10, 2013

July 11, 2013
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Alfred R. "Jim" Decker Jr., 76, of Warfordsburg, Pa., went to join the love of his life on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

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

Jim was a member of the Jerusalem Christian Church, Warfordsburg, 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 sister, Cora Clingerman of Warfordsburg; five grandchildren, Jesi, Tia, Brandon, P.J. and Mandy, and one great-granddaughter, Lucille. 

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

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 15, at 11 a.m. at the Jerusalem Christian Church, Warfordsburg. The Rev. Delmas Bard will officiate.  Burial with military honors by the VFW Post 8333 Breezwood, Pa., will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock, Md., and at the church on Monday from 10 until time of services.

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