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Charles Eugene Decker

September 16, 1938 ~ July 6, 2022 (age 83)


Charles Eugene Decker

September 16, 1938      July 6, 2022

     Charles Eugene Decker, 83, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 6, 2022 at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring.

     He was born in Rainsburg, Bedford County, son of the late Walter Cletus and Alma (Ferguson) Decker.  On December 8, 1956 he married Patricia Ann Butler in Roaring Spring.  She preceded him in death on May 23, 2021 after 64 years of marriage.

     Surviving are four sons: Rodney E. Decker (Lori) of Plum Creek, Barry A. Decker (Vicky Defibaugh) of Bedford, Charles W. Decker (Tammy) of Martinsburg and Brian S. Decker (Ann) of Montrose; a daughter, Michelle Y. Rightenour (Lee) of Martinsburg; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three sisters; Donna Mae Horton of Henrietta, Connie Clark of Everett and Judy Musselman of Bedford; and a brother, Donald “Donnie” Decker of Tatesville.

      He was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Decker.

     Charles attended school in Bedford.  While growing up in Bedford County he worked on his family’s farm. Charles later began his truck driving career locally, driving for Kenneth Furry, who he bought his first truck from. He then drove as an owner/operator for 21 years for E.F. Smith Inc., Roaring Spring, was employed as a fuel truck driver and diesel mechanic for Gulf Oil in Altoona and for many years drove truck and operated equipment for T.L. Long Excavating of Henrietta.

     Charles loved spending time with his family, the B.C.O. Think Tank and with his morning McDonald’s Coffee Gang.  He also enjoyed boating, fishing and his pet boxers.

     A public graveside service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Diehl’s Crossroads Church Cemetery, rural Martinsburg.  Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.

     Memorial contributions in memory of Charles may be given to the Martinsburg Food Pantry, 118 E. Spring St., Martinsburg, PA 16662 or Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 97, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.


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Graveside Service
July 9, 2022

2:00 PM
Diehl's Crossroads Church Cemetery (Martinsburg)
Hickory Bottom Road
Martinsburg, PA 16662

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