Thomas “Tom” Jefferson Decker
May 13, 1934 -
June 27, 2019

Visitation

July 5, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

July 6, 2019
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Thomas “Tom” Jefferson Decker, age 85, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery.

Tom was born on May 13, 1934 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Monroe and Rossie Mae Warren Decker. He was a member of Liberty Church of Christ and worked for Walker Die Casting in Lewisburg, TN. Mr. Decker passed away on June 27, 2019.

Survivors include his wife, Doris May Decker; daughter, Darlene (T.C.) Holley of Pulaski, TN; sons, Donny (Michelle) Decker of Petersburg, TN and Michael (Donna) Decker of McBurg, TN; grandchildren, Laura Lee McClellan, Rebecca Ann Schlueter, Brent Spivey, Dana Stevenson, and Coltan Smith; seven great-grandchildren; and special cousin, Lucy Woods. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Juanita Cunningham, Alma Louise Jeans, Bill Decker, William Jackson Decker, Alfred Decker, Jim Decker, and Cowboy Decker.

Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials 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 Mr. Decker.

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14 Comments

  1. Nikki Foster

    Mr.Decker was a Sweet Man My Condolences AHC MEADOWBROOK

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  2. Elizabeth Anne Holley Jones

    Dearest Mrs. Decker, Darlene, and family, we are so sorry for your loss, but you know he’s in a much better place in his Heavenly Home with our Lord God. I know you’re missing him even though you know he’s at peace; it doesn’t change the fact that we miss our loved ones!! Continued thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead. Love, Bob, Elizabeth Anne, Colby, and Caitland Jones

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  3. Sandra Lancaster (Painter)

    I just wanted to say Tom was a one of a kind man especially to all of y’all I have known him and all of y’all for years and it just breaks my heart but him and Mrs. Doris had a long and happy marriage and to be together that long takes special people so sending my love, thoughts and prayers for all of y’all

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  4. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Mrs. Doris and family so sorry for the loss of such a sweet and kind hearted man. May God give you peace and comfort in the days to come. May God lay his healing hands on Mrs. Doris…

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  5. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Mrs. Doris and family so sorry for the loss of such a sweet and kind hearted man. May God give you peace and comfort in the days to come.

    Reply
  6. Julia Stafford

    Doris and Family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of y’all during this time of sorrow. Judy

    Reply
  7. Barbara McCool Hargrove

    Sorry for your loss, I thought a lot of Tom. Prayers for all your family.

    Reply
  8. Barbara Hargrove

    Sorry for your loss, I thought a lot of Tom. Prayers for all your family.

    Reply
  9. Dotsie May Vicki Stetten

    Doris we are so sorry for you and your family’s loss Uncle Tom was the greatest him was always the same person every time you seen always nice and friendly my daddy lot a lot of both of you God Bless you and your family we love you all Dot May and Vicki

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  10. Gay Parsley

    Mrs. Doris and family. I’m very sorry about Mr. Tom’s passing. He was such a friendly and nice man. I always enjoyed talking with him at church. Prayers for God’s comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  11. Diana McBay

    Donnie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May God be with you and bring peace and comfort during your time sorrow.

    Reply
  12. Randy &Karen Whitehead

    Donnie and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. Our prayer is for God to be with you and lift your hearts with beautiful memories and sweet stories. In Christian love, Randy & Karen Whitehead.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Warren

    Doris and Family: So sorry for your loss.
    I wish I could be there to give you a big hug. I’m sure Granville and Tom are having a big time telling stories. My love and prayers. Wanda

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  14. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Doris and family, We’re so sorry about the great loss of Brother Tom. He has been a special Christian friend to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply

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14 Comments

  1. Nikki Foster

    Mr.Decker was a Sweet Man My Condolences AHC MEADOWBROOK

    Reply
  2. Elizabeth Anne Holley Jones

    Dearest Mrs. Decker, Darlene, and family, we are so sorry for your loss, but you know he’s in a much better place in his Heavenly Home with our Lord God. I know you’re missing him even though you know he’s at peace; it doesn’t change the fact that we miss our loved ones!! Continued thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead. Love, Bob, Elizabeth Anne, Colby, and Caitland Jones

    Reply
  3. Sandra Lancaster (Painter)

    I just wanted to say Tom was a one of a kind man especially to all of y’all I have known him and all of y’all for years and it just breaks my heart but him and Mrs. Doris had a long and happy marriage and to be together that long takes special people so sending my love, thoughts and prayers for all of y’all

    Reply
  4. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Mrs. Doris and family so sorry for the loss of such a sweet and kind hearted man. May God give you peace and comfort in the days to come. May God lay his healing hands on Mrs. Doris…

    Reply
  5. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Mrs. Doris and family so sorry for the loss of such a sweet and kind hearted man. May God give you peace and comfort in the days to come.

    Reply
  6. Julia Stafford

    Doris and Family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of y’all during this time of sorrow. Judy

    Reply
  7. Barbara McCool Hargrove

    Sorry for your loss, I thought a lot of Tom. Prayers for all your family.

    Reply
  8. Barbara Hargrove

    Sorry for your loss, I thought a lot of Tom. Prayers for all your family.

    Reply
  9. Dotsie May Vicki Stetten

    Doris we are so sorry for you and your family’s loss Uncle Tom was the greatest him was always the same person every time you seen always nice and friendly my daddy lot a lot of both of you God Bless you and your family we love you all Dot May and Vicki

    Reply
  10. Gay Parsley

    Mrs. Doris and family. I’m very sorry about Mr. Tom’s passing. He was such a friendly and nice man. I always enjoyed talking with him at church. Prayers for God’s comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  11. Diana McBay

    Donnie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May God be with you and bring peace and comfort during your time sorrow.

    Reply
  12. Randy &Karen Whitehead

    Donnie and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. Our prayer is for God to be with you and lift your hearts with beautiful memories and sweet stories. In Christian love, Randy & Karen Whitehead.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Warren

    Doris and Family: So sorry for your loss.
    I wish I could be there to give you a big hug. I’m sure Granville and Tom are having a big time telling stories. My love and prayers. Wanda

    Reply
  14. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Doris and family, We’re so sorry about the great loss of Brother Tom. He has been a special Christian friend to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply

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