Bernie G Decamp

November 6, 1930April 27, 2013
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Bernie G. Decamp, 82, died Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. He was born November 6, 1930 to his late parents, George and Bessie Norfrey Decamp. He was a Clarksville native, a Navy veteran of the Korean War, lifetime member of VFW Post 1832, and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Clarksville. He was an avid woodworker after retiring from Paramount Plywood and created countless custom treasures for his family.

Survivors include: Wife: JoAnn Crist Decamp Children: Denise Hammond (Charles) Libby Himmelheber (Rick) Stephen Moneypenny (Yvette) Dana Burgin (Ed) Sister: Dorothy Herman (Allen) 7 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be from 3:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Mass will be 10:00am Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 316 N. Sherwood Ave., Clarksville, Indiana with entombment to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana

Online condolences may be made to:


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 1, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Rebecca Himmelheber

May 1, 2013

I love you pappaw and will miss you so much. I'm honored to be able to call you my pappaw and as Brent says, we will keep you in our hearts forever.
Love, Becca

Regetta Elliott

May 1, 2013

Joann and family I am so sorry for your loss. Bernie was such a sweet kind man. He did beautiful wood work. He made my father in-law Joe's flag holder for us after he passed away. It is beautiful. What a great man he was. Thoughts and prayers to all of you

Al & Carole Dehli

May 1, 2013

Our sympathy JoAnn, and your family. We did not know Bernie very well, but it is obvious he was a happy man, always had a smile. He was a very talented wood craftsman. May you be comforted with fond memories of your husband, and God's eternal love.

April 30, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to my friend Becca and her loving family. May the Lord help console you through your loss.
Kimberly and Eric Trahan

Denise Hammond

April 30, 2013

Pappy, God may have called you home, but your presence will live always through the beautiful wooden pieces you have made me throughout the years. The world will not be the same without you. I'm going to miss you, but I know one day we will meet again. Love you your daughter, Denise

Melissa Spencer

April 30, 2013

Will miss you my always made me smile..kind man that reminded me of my pappaw Joe Purvis ..hope you tell him hi for me...
Will say i was blessed to know Bernie Decamp

April 29, 2013

Steve and family sorry for the loss of your loved one . Thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry and Barbara Elmore

April 29, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Grandchildren of Evelynn Lyles, Dawn Meyer, Monica Nein, Denise Beard and Mother Sue Weatherholt.

April 29, 2013

Dad, I watched your actions everyday of my young life and you were a great role model and I built my character around your actions. I can't thank you enough for always being my rock and teaching me life lessons. I couldn't have asked for a better dad. I will miss you terribly but I will see you again. I love you and miss you, love your little girl. Dana

Jessica Henderson

April 29, 2013

I'm sorry for your loss. I know from hearing you talk about him that he was a good man, and you loved him dearly. He was very talented too, and thankfully you will always have those keepsakes to treasure and help remember him by. He may be gone from this Earth, but he will always and forever remain in your heart. Remember this is not good bye, this is only until next you meet again.

Blessed be, you and your loved ones.
Always with love,
Jessica Henderson, Tyler Henderson, and Richie Minton