David R. Decker

Born: 01/15/1939 Passed:

David R. Decker of Malvern died peacefully at home April 24th, 2021 after a long illness at the age of 82. David was born in Canton, OH on January 15th, 1939 to the late Arthur and Helen Decker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a Brown Township Trustee for 20 years, and retired from Timken Company after 33 years. In David’s free time he enjoyed being at Lake Mohawk with his wife, children, and grandchildren doing watersports. One of his famous hobbies was collecting classic cars and attending car shows. David and his wife enjoyed vacationing on cruise ships to many different islands and places around the world.

In addition to his parents, David is preceded in death by a son, Douglas R. Decker.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Norma (Clapper) Decker; two sons, David Decker of Malvern, and Dustin (Stacy) Decker of Malvern; two grandsons, Dakota Decker of Malvern and Drake Decker of the U.S. Navy; two granddaughters, Mallory Decker and Payton Decker of Malvern; two sisters, Zella Hershberger of Canton and Deborah Halverstadt of Canton; and   brother, Charles Decker of Canton.

There will be no formal calling hours upon David’s wishes. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Center, 100 Kensington Rd., Carrollton, OH 44615. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com

Heritage Cremation Society



4 Tributes to David R. Decker

  1. al becher says:

    jake i guess our next beer is in heaven. many good memories see you then al

  2. Sonia Strock and Family says:

    So sorry, Norma and family. RIH, David

    • Denise Decker says:

      Uncle Dave always had a special place in my heart. Lots of laughs and fun memories down at Lake Mohawk growing up. Prayers lifted up. Love You and God Bless Aunt Norma and family.

  3. Karen Gamber Wackerly says:

    Just heard of Dave’s passing. My sister and I had been in Florida for the month. It’s a bittersweet blessing to know Dave’s suffering is over.
    I remember Dave always organizing the Decker Reunions, where many family stories were shared. May Dave be at peace in eternal life!
    My sincere sympathy to all.

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