Jack Lee Decker, 62, of Fairmont, passed away peacefully on Sunday (Nov. 27, 2016) at his home surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 14, 1954, in Fairmont, son of Arlene Louise Decker Edgell and the late Eugene Earl Decker.
Jack was a 1972 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He began his work career with Allegheny Power for 27 years. He was employed with the Local Operating Engineers 132 and was the owner/operator of Decker's Contracting LLC. He was also a certified EMT instructor.
Jack was a hard worker and took pride in the work that he did. He was a proud member of the GWRRA Chapter I in Morgantown. He was a member of The Lions Club and Knights of Pythias. He was also an active member of Life United Methodist Church.
Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather and Christian. He loved spending time with his wife riding their Goldwing and traveling along with their many friends. He also loved time spent with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed helping others, doing construction work and operating heavy equipment and machinery.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Decker; father-in-law, Jack Coffindaffer; a niece, Kayla Marie Decker; and a brother-in-law, Lewis Brown.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Debra A. Decker; son, Christopher and Stephanie Decker of Fairmont; daughter, Brittany and Charles Paige of Fairmont; mother, Arlene and Okla Edgell of Fairmont; sister, Susan Decker Brown of Fairmont; brother, William and Angela Decker of Illinois; brother, James and Karen Decker of Fairmont; stepsister, Lois and Dennis Edgell of Morgantown; three grandchildren, Logan and Emily Decker and Jackson Paige; mother-in-law, Janice Coffindaffer of Florida; and brother-in-law, Jeff Coffindaffer of Florida. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews who all meant so much to him.
The family will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Reverend Larry Buckland and Pastor Rose Saunders officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on November 29, 2016