Alan Decker, 53, of Shelbina, Mo., passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his residence near Shelbina.
He was born Aug. 16, 1960, in Hannibal, Mo., he son of Virgil and Beverly Bilyeu Decker.
On June 11, 1983, he was united in marriage to Lori Spurgeon at Shelbina, Mo. She survives.
Alan is survived by his mother, Beverly Decker of Shelbina, Mo.; two children, Camilla Decker and Ethan Decker, both of Shelbina, Mo.; one sister, Starla Richards and husband, Tony, of Cairo, Mo.; his father-in-law, Kenneth Spurgeon, of Monroe City, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Sue Decker of Clinton, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Dennis Decker; one nephew, Adam Decker; and his mother-in-law, Judy Spurgeon.
Alan was a 1978 graduate of South Shelby High School and attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. He was a member of the Shelbina Christian Church and recently attended Granville Christian Church. He was also a member of the Shelbina Masonic Lodge No. 228 AF & AM, serving as past master; Royal Arch No. 99; Shelby Council No. 59; Malta Commandry No. 72; Sons of the Confederacy; and was currently serving on the MFA Board; Monroe County Soil and Water Board; Sons of American Legion; South Shelby Booster Club; National Wildlife Turkey Federation; Quails Forever; Truman State Booster Club; and Shelbina Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tractor pulling and watching his children play sports. He loved farming and took great pride in conservation of the land. Alan’s love for his family was very evident and he cherished the time he spent with them.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the Shelbina Christian Church in Shelbina, Mo. Ministers will be Michael Decker and Jim Bilbro.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, Mo.
A Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, Mo.
Burial will be at Shelbina Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Shelbina Lions Club or Shelbina Masonic Lodge 228 Scholarship Fund.