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Darrell Richard Decker, 78, of Lebanon, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Lebanon.

He was born April 18, 1944, near Orla, Mo. to Wilbur Lee and Lilly Devora Bennett Decker.

On April 27, 1973, he was united in marriage to Karrin Dickinson, and to this union two daughters and one son were born. He also had a son from a previous marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and four brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and Louise Wilson Decker, James and Linda Wood Decker, Junior and Hazel Decker, and Ronnie and Donna Edwards Decker.

Darrell was raised in the Lynchburg community and dropped out of school after the ninth grade to support his family. He then made his home in Seattle, Wash., and worked as a route delivery person and later as a supervisor for the United Parcel Service for 53 years. After retiring, he, Karrin and the children moved back to the Lebanon area. He was a hard worker, liked working with his hands, and led by example. He loved cars, growing vegetables that he generously shared with his family and friends, bowling, and competitive arm wrestling.

He was raised in the Southern Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Karrin of the home; two daughters, Stacy Lea Stuart and her husband Chris of Kansas City, Mo. and Lisa Decker of Lebanon; two sons, Darrell Richard Decker Jr. and his wife Dawn of Buckhorn, and Darrin Decker and his wife Joy of Covington, Wash.; six grandchildren, Lindsey Decker, Dalton Decker, Dallas Jean Decker Grennan, and her husband Ryan, Tristan Robinson and Emily Tappmeyer, Wyatt Robinson, and Jimi Novak; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Sam Decker and his wife Shirley Walters Decker, Lonnie Decker, and Ricky Decker; a sister, Susie Decker Wood; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Darrell Richard Decker will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon. Burial will be in Little Creek Cemetery under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society and contributions may be made through the funeral home. For more information or to view or sign the online memorial visit