Richard Lee Decker

April 19, 1962July 17, 2021

April 19, 1962 – July 17, 2021 COLUMBIA - Richard Lee Decker, 59, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. Born April 19, 1962, in Indianapolis, Ind., he was one of five children. Mr. Decker was a hard-working maintenance man who was well respected in the community and was one of the most dependable and reliable people to his family and friends; he was always willing to lend a helping hand to those he loved. He was an Army veteran whose favorite way to relax was to lie in a hammock and watch NASCAR. He loved fishing and collecting antiques, and was an avid bowler in his younger years. Surviving are his mother, Patricia Higgins; daughter, Valerie Decker; stepdaughter, Mellisa Sutherland; siblings, Terry Decker, Barbara Alwine, Lori Stauffer and Jay Decker. The family is choosing to have a private memorial service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at


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