Junior H. Decker, 80, of Raystown Road, Everett, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Pennknoll Village.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1938, in Amaranth, a son of the late William Herbert and Dovey May (Lake) Decker.
On June 23, 1959, in Winchester, Va., he was united in marriage to Carol Ann (Smyers) Decker.
Along with is wife of 59 years, he is survived by children, Lori Ann Miller of Everett; Lonnie Decker, married to Barbara (Wilt), of Everett; Larry Decker, married to Lisa (Clingerman), of Everett; and Lynn, married to Starla (Akers), of Breezewood; nine grandchildren: Michelle, Lane, Linsey, Brittany, Lexie, Skyla, Shay, Luke and Chace; four great-grandchildren: Nathan, Cody, Levi and Jetzy; sisters, Geraldine J. Decker of Crystal Spring; and Evelyn O., married to Doyle Allen, of Carollton, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Veryl W. Decker and Richard E. Decker; a sister, Betty Jean Shaw; and a son-in-law, Conda “Bud” S. Miller.
Junior attended Mt. Chapel Church, Breezewood.
He drove truck for 50 years. Over the years working at BP in Crystal Spring, Everett Hardwood Lumber Company, Bob Kerns Trucking, Dallas Baughman Trucking, Soberdash Coal Company and in 1993 went to work for KBS in Thomasville, often stating that was the best job he ever had. In 2000 he retired and sold his truck to begin traveling with his wife and the camper across the United States.
He loved camping, fishing and spending time with grandchildren.
Family and friends may call at the Akers Funeral Home Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett, on Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home, with Pastor Ronald Hott officiating. Burial will be held at Everett Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com.