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Garry R. Decker, 61, of Lebanon, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Springfield.

He was born June 17, 1959, in Lebanon, Mo. to Garry R. Decker Sr. and Louise Wilson Decker.

On April 21, 2018, he married Tammy Henderson, and they shared the last two years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Margaret Fohn and Kim Herod.

Garry was born and raised in the Lebanon area, and then lived the rest of his life near Lebanon. He worked in the timber and saw mill business and drove a long haul truck for many years.

He made his profession of faith in Christ and was baptized in October 2019 at Moon Valley. He was a strong believer in Jesus and always liked listening to and singing gospel music.

Survivors include his wife Tammy of the home; two daughters, Terri Thelander and her husband Travis, Jessica Decker and her special friend Zachary Michael, and Amanda Nichols, who Garry thought of as his daughter, all of Lebanon; two grandchildren, Spencer Ruble and Cota Nichols; two brothers, Brent Decker and his wife Sabrina of Richland, and Steve Decker of Lebanon; three sisters, Doris Keen and her husband Bobby of Sullivan; Paula Jones and Donna Hutsell and her husband Gary, all of Lebanon; a number of nieces and nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Garry R. Decker will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at. Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon with the Rev. Gary Hutsell and the Rev. Dean Davis officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery near Lebanon, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association may be made through the funeral home. For more information or to view or sign the online memorial visit


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