James F. Decker Jr. passed away on October 28, 2008 in the Donnell House with his beloved wife by his side after bravely battling cancer for two years.
He was a Vietnam Veteran, a master gunsmith, an avid golfer, a gardener, a hunter, and a fisherman. He was also a devout animal lover. The titles he wore best were that of husband and father. He was a hero and best friend to his children.