Deremiah Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel

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Robert Eugene Deckard

July 9, 1939March 7, 2020

Robert Eugene Deckard passed away at home on March 7, 2020. Born July 9, 1939, in Monroe County, he was the son of Charles E. and Alma S. (Eads) Deckard. Robert was a firefighter who retired from the City of Bloomington in 1991 after 31 years of service. He received “Firefighter of the Year” in 1973 and 1998. He received a Life Saving Award in August 2001. He previously worked as an EMT, a truck driver for various companies, and was a bricklayer as well. His masonry work included various buildings throughout Bloomington and on the IU campus. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, and being outdoors. He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club, and the National Rifle Association of America. He was also a charter member of Southside Christian Church in Bloomington. Survivors include his wife Doris (Moore) Deckard, to whom he was married 61 years, August 8, 1958, daughter Kim Deckard, grandsons Maxwell and Miles Deckard-Biggs (sons of Kim Deckard and Amanda Biggs), sister-in-law, Wanda (Lind) Deckard, nephew, Dennis Deckard, nieces, Karen (Atwood) Wisley, and Kathy (Atwood) Crouch. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Fred Deckard, sister Chloe Atwood, and his son, Kevin Deckard. Special thanks to IU Health Hospice service providers and his caregiver, Darla LeGrand. Visitation for Robert will be held on Thursday evening, March 12, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. in Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel, 700 W. Gourley Pike, Bloomington, Indiana 47404. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. also in the funeral home with Pastors Harold Godsey and Keith Wisley officiating. Robert will be entombed in the Valhalla Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Bloomington, Indiana. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com


  • Visitation Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 13, 2020


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Brenda Hanners

March 13, 2020

To Doris, Kim and the rest of the family.

We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We have so many fun memories of him from Sunday School Class and several other gatherings at Southside Christian Church. Bob was a wonderful, fun loving man and we know he will be missed terribly by all of you. Keeping your family in our prayers. May God Bless all of you.

Steve and Brenda Hanners

Lisa Hodges

March 11, 2020

I am very sorry for your loss. I met Bob several times through his son, Kevin. Bob was always a kind soul and an overall nice man. My deepest sympathies.

Krista Detor

March 11, 2020

What a lovely man, what a lovely family, and what memories they'll share. Our love to all the Deckards and Deckard-Biggs's. May you find comfort in each other always.

Donald Waldrip

March 10, 2020

Sorry for your loss will be praying for family remember him and family well

Linda Deckard

March 10, 2020

Deepest sympathy to all of Bob's family. Truly loved and enjoyed Bob and his family. Thoughts, prayers and lots of love to all.

God Bless,
David, Linda and Kelli

Jennifer Sears

March 9, 2020

I just want to offer my deepest sympathy to the family! Bob was such a great guy, I knew him many years through the fire dept. He was always so kind. I know that heaven has gained another angel ❤

Bob and Rose Kern

March 8, 2020

We are so sorry. He was a very dear man. Much love to you all.
Bob and Rose Kern