Cora W. Deckard



Cora W. Deckard, 101, of Sarasota, Florida, and formerly of Brownstown, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at The Springs at Lake Pointe Woods in Sarasota, Florida.

Born March 3, 1915, in Brown County, he was the son of Vernon and Daisey Strain Deckard, both of whom preceded him in death. On May 13, 1939, in Brownstown, he married Grace L. Hall, who preceded him in death July 20, 1997.

Cora was a member of Houston Christian Church. He also was a member of the Masons of Indiana Nineveh Lodge 317 for 75 years.

Survivors include a son, Roger A. (Nancy) Deckard of Sarasota, Florida; five grandchildren, Teresa and Todd of Minnesota, Holly and Michael of Indiana, Missy and Darrin of Tennessee and Margo and Charles and Mindy and Stephen, all of Virginia; six great-grandchildren, Veronica of Minnesota, Seamus of Tennessee and Grace and Peter and Andrew and Ryan, all of Virginia.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Lowell P. Deckard, and his wife, Ruth Fleming Deckard; three brothers, Earl Deckard, Murrel Deckard and Leston Deckard; and three sisters, Beatrice Kennedy, Vella Fleetwood and Vernetta Baxter.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Houston Cemetery with Pastor David Fisher officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Houston Cemetery in the name of Cora and Grace Deckard.

Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown handled arrangements.

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