Funeral services for Charles Leroy Decker, 78, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Decker passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015 at his home.
He was born May 9, 1937, at Acorn, Missouri, to Louie Willard Decker and Ethel Francis Sicker Decker. On January 18, 1963, he was married at Corning, Arkansas, to Mary Mitchener. He graduated from Corning High School, received a Bachelor’s degree from University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas and a Master’s degree from Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Decker had been a teacher and principal at Noble, Arkansas, Willow Springs, Missouri and Glenwood School at West Plains, Missouri. He was also a lifelong cattle farmer and enjoyed deer hunting. Mr. Decker was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Decker, of the family home; two children, Byron Trent Decker, St. Charles, Missouri and Sherri Lynn Arnett and husband, Joe Bill, Springfield, Missouri; one grandson, Nathan Lee Arnett, Nixa, Missouri; and one brother, B. Louis Decker and wife, Sandra, Ballwin, Missouri.
His parents and one sister, B. Imogene Decker precede him in death.
Mr. Decker will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.