Doris Ann May Decker
January 29, 1938 -
March 27, 2024

Visitation

April 1, 2024
5pm to 8pm

Service 

April 2, 2024
11am

Interment

April 2, 2024
Obituary

Doris Ann May Decker, born January 29, 1938, in Lincoln County, TN passed away March 27, 2024, at NHC in Pulaski at the age of 86. Doris was the 2nd youngest and last surviving child of John Milton and Annie Eva Koonce May.

Doris was a Christian, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a seamstress most of her life both in the workplace and at home. She enjoyed quilting and telling stories about life when she was a child. Doris was a member of Liberty Church of Christ for many years. She was always willing to help others and give of her time and talents.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Thomas Decker. They were married July 11, 1953, by Preacher Wolf, she was 15 and Tom was 19. Also preceding her were sisters, Ozell (Lynn) Wilkerson, Lora Lee May, Wilma (Willie C.) Towry, Linda (Ralph Skelton) and (Bink) Wimberly; brother, Carl May; and son-in-law, Buddy (T.C.) Holley. She is survived by her children, Donny (Michelle) Decker, Darlene (Chuck Handschug) Holley, Michael (Donna) Decker; grandchildren, Laura Lee McClellan, Rebecca Ann Schlueter, Brent (Asonta) Spivey, Dana Stevenson, Coltan (Mariah) Smith; great-grandchildren, Xavier Schlueter, Anna Deane Schlueter, David Schlueter, Kinsey McClellan, Kori Spivey, Sanaa Spivey, Ethan Stevenson, Kegan Davis, Casey Smith, Elaina Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5pm to 8pm on Monday, April 1 at Higgins.

Memorial donations may be made to Liberty Church of Christ, 9 Cut Off Lane, Fayetteville, TN, or the Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc, 207 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Decker.

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11 Comments

  1. David Mcbay

    Growing up in the 70’s in Park City and going to high school and running with Donny. Mrs Doris and Tom Decker always kept a Good eye on all of us boys. Not that we were mean, we were teenagers with a lots of energy that would sometimes cause us to draw attention of both Doris and Tom. Mrs Doris would let Donnie use the car so a car load of boys to go swimming in the Flint river. She was always kind to all of us invading her home, hanging out watching TV and Tom always enjoyed trying out wrestling moves on us boys. He never hurt us, he just reminded who the adults were and some manners to go along with it.
    I had the opportunity to see both Doris and Tom at the KFC on a Sunday first time in years (2016) when my mom was passing and they comforted me and we talked for the longest.
    Donnie, Darlene and Michael, I pray that the Lord will touch your hearts and ease the pain and sorrow of your loss.My deepest condolences.
    David Mcbay

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  2. Terry Lewter

    Mrs Doris & Mr Thomas we’re my neighbors for many years. A very sweet lady called home to soon! My deepest condolences to all her family and friends! RIP Mrs Doris!

    Reply
  3. Audria Richardson

    To the family of Mrs. Decker my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Reply
  4. Marilyn Ault

    May God’s promises of Eternal Life bring peace and comfort to your broken hearts until the day when you are reunited in God’s heavenly kingdom.

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  5. Sandra (Painter) Lancaster

    Michael, Donnie, and Darlene I hated hearing about your momma. Mrs. Doris was one very special lady. As long as I have known her I never saw her mad, but I guess she did. But she was always kind to me and my kids when they would come over there with Sissy. She and Mr. Tom will be back together again and that’s probably the happiest she’s been since he left. He is standing at the gate waiting to take her in . Just remember that she had a long full life,, but she was ready to go home. God bless you all.

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  6. Tommy Howell

    Sorry to hear of Mrs. Doris’s (Mom as I called her) passing. She was a Light in this world. Always happy and willing to help others. She was a great person whom i loved dearly. Donnie, Darline, and Micheal I am praying for you. If you need anything let me know love Bro. T.Howell

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  7. Karen Dye

    Donny,
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Praying for comfort and peace for the family.

    Reply
  8. Jannet Griswold

    Darlene and Michael I’m sorry for your loss I remember your mom and dad they was so sweet and so kind to me when I was growing up with u all I will keep u in my prayers and in my heart God be with u in your time of sorrow

    Reply
  9. Donna l howell

    Sorry for your loss.

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  10. Vicki Hughes

    I worked with Doris at the Lee co and yes she was the sweetest lady.
    I know she will be greatly missed.
    My condolences to all her family and friends.

    Reply
  11. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. She was a Beautiful Lady inside and out. God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the days to Come.🙏💖🙏

    Reply

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11 Comments

  1. David Mcbay

    Growing up in the 70’s in Park City and going to high school and running with Donny. Mrs Doris and Tom Decker always kept a Good eye on all of us boys. Not that we were mean, we were teenagers with a lots of energy that would sometimes cause us to draw attention of both Doris and Tom. Mrs Doris would let Donnie use the car so a car load of boys to go swimming in the Flint river. She was always kind to all of us invading her home, hanging out watching TV and Tom always enjoyed trying out wrestling moves on us boys. He never hurt us, he just reminded who the adults were and some manners to go along with it.
    I had the opportunity to see both Doris and Tom at the KFC on a Sunday first time in years (2016) when my mom was passing and they comforted me and we talked for the longest.
    Donnie, Darlene and Michael, I pray that the Lord will touch your hearts and ease the pain and sorrow of your loss.My deepest condolences.
    David Mcbay

    Reply
  2. Terry Lewter

    Mrs Doris & Mr Thomas we’re my neighbors for many years. A very sweet lady called home to soon! My deepest condolences to all her family and friends! RIP Mrs Doris!

    Reply
  3. Audria Richardson

    To the family of Mrs. Decker my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Reply
  4. Marilyn Ault

    May God’s promises of Eternal Life bring peace and comfort to your broken hearts until the day when you are reunited in God’s heavenly kingdom.

    Reply
  5. Sandra (Painter) Lancaster

    Michael, Donnie, and Darlene I hated hearing about your momma. Mrs. Doris was one very special lady. As long as I have known her I never saw her mad, but I guess she did. But she was always kind to me and my kids when they would come over there with Sissy. She and Mr. Tom will be back together again and that’s probably the happiest she’s been since he left. He is standing at the gate waiting to take her in . Just remember that she had a long full life,, but she was ready to go home. God bless you all.

    Reply
  6. Tommy Howell

    Sorry to hear of Mrs. Doris’s (Mom as I called her) passing. She was a Light in this world. Always happy and willing to help others. She was a great person whom i loved dearly. Donnie, Darline, and Micheal I am praying for you. If you need anything let me know love Bro. T.Howell

    Reply
  7. Karen Dye

    Donny,
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Praying for comfort and peace for the family.

    Reply
  8. Jannet Griswold

    Darlene and Michael I’m sorry for your loss I remember your mom and dad they was so sweet and so kind to me when I was growing up with u all I will keep u in my prayers and in my heart God be with u in your time of sorrow

    Reply
  9. Donna l howell

    Sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  10. Vicki Hughes

    I worked with Doris at the Lee co and yes she was the sweetest lady.
    I know she will be greatly missed.
    My condolences to all her family and friends.

    Reply
  11. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. She was a Beautiful Lady inside and out. God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the days to Come.🙏💖🙏

    Reply

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