HARTFORD, Ky. — Michael “Doodle” Decker, 69, of Hartford, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at his residence. He was born Jan. 2, 1950, in Rockport, Kentucky, to the late WL “Doug” Decker and Martha Shoulders Decker.
Doodle retired from Peabody Coal, River View Strip Mine. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam Era.
Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Decker; nephew, Tommy Roop; father-in-law, Jessie Clark; and sister-in-law, Ethel Decker.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Charlotte Clark Decker, of Hartford; two children, Melinda (Robert) Jones, of Hartford, and Bryon Barnes, of Hartford; three grandchildren, Dylan Decker, Matthew Jones, and Gunner Trent-Barnes; eight siblings, James “Wilkie” Decker, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky, WL “Panhandle” (Rita) Decker, of Beaver Dam, Danny (Judy) Decker, of Rockport, Fonzo (Shelia) Decker, of Beaver Dam, Elizabeth “Sissy” (Kenny) Segers, of Rockport, Nancy “Beanie” (David) Roop, of Beaver Dam, Rod (Tina) Decker, of Rockport, and Chet (Teresa) Decker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with Doodle’s family from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Michael “Doodle” Decker Memorial Fund, c/o William L. Danks Funeral Home, PO Box 407, Beaver Dam, KY 42320.
Online condolences may be left for the family of Michael “Doodle” Decker’s family by visiting his memorial page at www.danksfuneralhome.com.