June 22, 1930 – May 16, 2020
Our father passed softly and gently on May 16, 2020, at 5:15 pm with Bobbie and BeLinda at his side.
Bob L. Deckard, who was almost 90, died of stomach cancer, which the family found out about in November 2019. He was cared for constantly by his daughter, Bobbie, who moved home. He died at home. He was born June 22, 1930, to August and Naomi (McGregor) Deckard.
He met our mother, Wilma Mae Stevenson at Oolitic High School. They were married on December 10, 1949. They are now together again. He worked for Nehi Bottling, Loudon Foods, and Prudential Insurance Company where he retired from February 15, 1991.
He was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church, The Masonic Lodge, A Master Mason, Scottish Rite, and La-Or-Ma Shrine Club. He served his country as a U. S. Marine during the Korean War. Now, a 67-year member of the Mitchell Legion.
Dad loved to help people. He never met a stranger.
Survivors include his brother, James Deckard (Carolyn) of Bedford, three daughters, Bobbie (Carl) Hall of Bedford, BeLinda (Mike) Johnston of Bloomington, and Debra Flynn of Bedford. Six grandchildren, Reed (Jacey) Hall, Drew Hall, Ross Hall, Adam Johnston, Jessica Flynn, and Devan Flynn, and 5 great-grandchildren. Also his spoiled cats, Sami and Tom. Several cousins, nieces and nephews, friends, and neighbors.
Preceding him in death are his parents, his brother Bill and sister Donna Jean.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 4 p.m.
until 8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home and Thursday from noon until service time at 2 p.m
Visitation will be limited to 25 people at one time due to COVID-19 restrictions by the State of Indiana
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bob’s memory to Hillcrest Christian Church.
Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.