Glenn Eugene Decker, age 84, of Ewing, Missouri, formerly of Quincy, Illinois, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016, rural Ewing, Missouri.
He was born December 19, 1931, in Clayton, Illinois, the son of Harm and Bertha Claassen Decker. He was united in marriage to Mary E. Smith on December 31, 1954, at Quincy, Illinois, and she preceded him in death. Glenn was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Vernon, Ralph, Donald, Robert and Richard and a sister, Violet Kindhart.
Surviving are three children, Dennis (Rick) Decker and Jan of Mendon, Illinois, Glenda Ragar of Ewing, Missouri, and Debra Decker of Ewing, Missouri; one sister, Alberta Haschemeyer of Camp Point, Illinois; grandchildren, Monty Ray Decker of Maywood, Missouri, Rusty (Chrysi) Decker of Payson, Illinois, Denise (Jimmy) Mewes of Quincy, Illinois, Mary Beth (Brian) Howerton of Hurdland, Missouri, Erin Ragar (Jeremy Rayl) of Bethel, Missouri, Jennifer Ragar (Todd Cale) Lewistown, Missouri, Glenn (Beth) Decker of Lewistown, Missouri, and Ryan Ragar of Ewing, Missouri; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Glenn was born in Clayton, Illinois, where he received his education. He also lived in Mendon, Illinois, for many years and then moved to Quincy, Illinois, where he was employed at Gardner Denver and later as a truck driver for Wicks Lumber Company and Fierge Auto Parts for several years. For the past three years he resided in Ewing, Missouri, with his daughters enjoying his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Glenn served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Glenn had a lifelong love of horses, buying, selling and riding. Especially riding his mule Jake and time trail riding, camping, and his time with family and friends. He loved old country bluegrass music. Glenn loved auctions and sales and was a long time vendor at Colony Flea market. He was also known as the Melon Man (Decker’s Melons), and enjoyed selling melons to Farmers Markets and trips to Florida and Southern, Missouri.
Glenn was a member of the Deer Ridge Trail Riders, Tri County Buffalo Rangers Saddle Club and a member of the Faith Assembly of God Church in Quincy, Illinois. Glenn enjoyed being able to take the Honor Flight with his brother Robert in 2014 and enjoyed long rides in the country with his great-grandkids on his 4-wheeler and side by side.
Funeral services will be held 10 A.M. Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the Durham Baptist Church, Durham, MO. Brother Josh Thrower and Rev. Lee Amsler will officiate the services. Burial with full military honors will be in Quincy Memorial Park Cemetery, Quincy, IL.
Casket bearers will be Terry Hester, Glenn Decker, Ryan Ragar, Gary Kindhart, Jeff Kindhart and Alan Decker.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Durham Baptist Church, Durham, Missouri, under the direction of the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, Missouri.
Memorials may be made to the Northeast Missouri Hospice. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, Missouri 63447. www.hudsonrimerfh.com