Francis Lawrence “Larry” Decker III was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 10, 1943 to Francis Lawrence Decker Jr. and Margaret Kage Decker and passed away Friday May 10, 2019 at the age of 76 years.
He married Marilyn Marie Fritzgerald on November 17, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Larry loved to travel, especially in the southern part of the United States. He loved the old majestic homes and loved to eat the cajun food. He brought home the love of spicy food and cooked meals for his family and friends and watched many episodes of cooking shows on television. In his younger years he would float the rivers. Larry owned two canoes just in case one failed. He enjoyed the outdoor with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Decker; son, Larry Decker IV and wife Jackie of Marilyn Heights, Missouri; daughters, Mary Mullins and husband Barry of Richland, Missouri, Katie Small and husband Greg of St. Louis, Missouri and Debbie Kordonowy and Stephanie Easter; brothers, Richard Decker of St Charles, Missouri and James Decker of St Peters, Missouri; sisters, Nancy Kempf of St Louis, Missouri, Stacie Decker of Troy, Illinois and Peggy Baker of Eolia, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri. Prayer service was held at 5:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James, Missouri.
Burial was in the family plot in the Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Wyatt Stephens, Noah Mullin, Sam Decker, Charles Park, Andrew Decker and Jesse Kordonowy.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.