Billy Eugene Decker


    Billy Eugene Decker of Gerald, Missouri was born on August 20, 1934 to Oliver and Ruby (Butler) Decker at Bland, Missouri and passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the age of 84 years.


    He married Nancy Vaughn on November 29, 1974 at Bland, Missouri.    
    Billy served his country in the United States Army.
    He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bland, Missouri.
    He enjoyed gardening, yard work, his dog, and pitching horseshoes.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Ruby Decker; brother, Charles Decker; sisters, Helen Berniece Ruffner, Shera Fleischmann, Betty Lou Thompson, Erline Vincent, and Edith Decker in infancy; and great granddaughter, Summer Miller.
    He is survived by his wife, Nancy Decker of the home; children, Billy Decker Jr. and wife Claire of Lafayette, Louisiana, Ed Decker and wife Sherri of Newburn, Tennessee, Vicki Weidner and husband Jeff of Owensville, Missouri, Gary Decker and wife Nice of Union, Missouri, Curtis Vaughn and wife Dianne of Durant, Oklahoma, Karen DeLong and husband Mark of Palm Bay, Florida, Dennis Vaughn and wife Shelia of Bourbon, Missouri and Glenn Vaughn and wife Joan of Owensville, Missouri; sister, Patsy Vincent and husband Larry of Warrenton, Missouri; 24 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. at the Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville, Missouri.
    No other services planned.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.