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Thomas Raymond Decker Jr.

February 2, 1952November 16, 2021

Thomas Raymond Decker, Jr., age 69 of Bath, MI passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. He was born on February 2, 1952 in Lansing, MI the son of Thomas Raymond, Sr. and Joyce Elaine (Dymond) Decker.

Tom retired from General Motors in 2000. In his free time he enjoyed boating and was an avid classic car collector. His dogs were important companions to him. However, spending time with his grandchildren brought him the greatest joy.

He is survived by his sons, Douglas Decker and Tom (Michelle) Decker; grandchildren, Joseph and Christina Decker; siblings, Mike (Sharon ) Decker, Debbie Decker, Tim (Patti) Decker, Lynn Anne (Gene) Romer, Melissa (Chip) Downs and Brian (Elvia) Decker; brother-in-law, Alex Weddon. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary Jo Decker; sister, Colleen Weddon.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lansing. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society in Tom’s honor. To leave a cherished memory or words of sympathy for the family please visit www.tiffanyfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021

Memories

Thomas Raymond Decker Jr.

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ken kirkby

November 28, 2021

I was very sorry to hear about Tom's passing. My condolences to the Decker family.

Jeff Spagnuolo

November 23, 2021

Went to St. CASMIR AND O'Rafferty with Tom even thoughwe called him 'CHOPPER' played basketball with great player but even better person RIP BIG CHOPS LOVE U BROTHER..

Maureen Henley-Thomann

November 21, 2021

Tom was a childhood friend from St. Casimir to O’Rafferty our families just one block away. His smile, eye twinkle, and hearty laugh was always warm and welcomed. Tom will be remembered by all who knew and loved him. My sincere sympathy to his family.
Love you “Chopper”, Maureen Henley Thomann

Tom Decker III

November 21, 2021

Peg Brissette

November 21, 2021

Dave and I spent a lot of fun days and nights at Wheelers landing with both Jenny and Tom. Thinking of sitting on the hill on warm summer days and the whirring of the blender and margaritas all around made by Tom and Doug! Lots of fires and a lot of laughing. Those are good memories. Our condolences to his family and friends and may he be at peace.

Ed Viera

November 21, 2021

I was saddened by the loss of your family. Tom was one of those student athletes that made teaching and coaching so worth it. His dedication to improving and competitiveness was a major reason for our success in O’Rafferty basketball. I currently live in Florida but when in Lansing and see former players and students I ask about him. Some good people that you taught and coached will always be etched in your mind. Tom was one of those and it appears although seemingly short his life was full.

Ed Viera

Vic Bozzo

November 20, 2021

To the Decker Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was more than a cherished friend, he was like a brother to me. I have some wonderful memories of the times we spent together. He will be missed.

Vic Bozzo

Missy Decker Downs

November 20, 2021

Missy Decker Downs

November 20, 2021

Run like the wind Tommy. Love you!

Jessica Dees

November 20, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear, I met Tom one time when he came to Florida in his RV, he was very funny and kind. I’m so sorry Debbie, love you
Jessica Lane Dees

FROM THE FAMILY