He was born April 15, 1938 in Grayson County as the son of Shirl and Loretta Higdon Decker.
He is survived by four sisters, Carolyn A. Hawke, Susie L. Decker, and Ruby N. Decker, all of Leitchfield, and Edna Bratcher of Clarkson, Ky.; three brothers, James R. Decker, R. Mitchell Decker, and Russell W. Decker, all of Leitchfield. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield.
Burial was in the St. Augustine Cemetery.