Amon T.J. Decker was born the son of Oscar Decker and Creasy Holloway Decker on October 29, 1923 in Moko, Arkansas and departed this life on March 6, 2012 at The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 88 years.
On April 6, 1946 he was united in marriage to Reva Elaine Norman.
He is survived by three children, Norma Johnson and husband, Bill of Springfield, Missouri, Danny Decker and wife, Brenda of Walnut Grove, Missouri and Marcia Brown and husband, Charles of Thayer, Missouri; six grandchildren, Janice Fries, Pamela Harrell, Katrina Spickard, Katrisha Simmons, Lorie Slezak, Julie Johnson and; five great-grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Easton Spickard, Stormey Spickard, Victoria Simmons and Abigail Fries; one brother, Burnan Decker and wife, Nell of Collierville, Tennessee; two sisters, Dorlean Lamb and husband, Gene of Olive Branch, Mississippi and Bethel Childress; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Monieda Holman, Wilma Gutelius, Virgina Frealy Combs; and one infant brother;;and grandson,Dale Johnson.
Mr. Decker was a Veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. His service for his country and fellow man did not cease after his discharge from military duty. He became a lifetime member of the Thayer American Legion No. 344, regulary serving in the Honor Guard for many military honor funeral services. Amon was a wonderful family man, who worked as an Engineer with Frisco Railroad for forty-three years. He put his loved ones before himself and was always there when someone was in need.
Amon Decker will be remembered as a kind and caring man with a big heart. He made many sacifices in life reflecting his love for his family, friends, and country.