joydanksROCKPORT, Ky., — Joyce Jewell Decker, 76 of Rockport passed away on Friday, January 10 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born on August 12, 1943 in McHenry to the late Gilbert and Inez Taylor Whitler. Joyce was a member of Hartford Church of God of Prophecy and was a homemaker.

Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Herman Decker; one son, James “Jimmy” Decker; one sister, Margaret Wallace and four brothers, Charles Whitler, Jimmy Whitler, Danny Whitler and Jackie Whitler.

Survivors include her children, Hazel (Eddie) Douglas of Central City, Marty Decker of Rockport, Kentucky, Tammy (Timmy) Segers of Nelson Creek, James “Eddie” (Tonya) Decker of Hartford and Deborah Ralph of South Carrollton; one brother, Cecil Whitler of Beaver Dam; nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were Monday, January 13 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Holly Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Echols Cemetery. 

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