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Obituary for James Decker

Deceased Name: James Floyd Decker
Date of Birth: Thursday, February 05, 1931
Date of Death: Friday, March 24, 2023

Graveside services for James Floyd Decker, 92 of Ferriday,LA will be held at Highland Park Cemetery in Sicily Island on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 3:30 PM with Bro. Mark Richardson officiating under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

James Decker was born on Thursday, February 05, 1931 in Mounds, LA. and passed away Friday, March 24, 2023 at his home surounded by his loving family.

James worked for Ferriday Farm Equiptment then Goldman Equiptment for 65 years, retiring on July 1, 2022 at the age of 91. He proudly served his Country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by
Father- Lemeul Hubbard Deckeard
Mother- Grace Freeman Redditt
Sister- Eva Francis Reeves
Sister- Doris Lucille Kowen
Brother- Jimmy Valander Deckeard

He is survived by
Wife of 72 years- Joy Decker of Ferriday, LA
Son- Tommy Decker and his wife Susan of Natchez,MS
Daughter- Brenda Coates of Monticello, MS
Daughter- Sandy Decker of Ferriday, LA
Son- John Decker of Ferriday, LA
Daughter- Linda Holley and her husband Heath of Natchez, MS
Sister- Patsy Irine Cunningham of Port Gibson, MS

He is also survived by 8 Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren

Pallbearers will be Marty Martin, Heath Holley, Danny Holley, Ronald Tarver, Michael Davis and Steve Gray.

The family will receive friends at Young's Funeral Home from 1:00 PM til 3:00 PM, Monday, March 27, 2023. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit