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Thomas B. "Bubba" Decker

September 11, 1938 ~ October 6, 2020 (age 82)


Thomas B. “Bubba” Decker, 82, a life-long resident of Huntertown, passed away suddenly in the early morning, Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at his home.

Born on September 11, 1938, in Huntertown, to the late Charles and Joella (Pitney) Decker.

Tom was married to Sharon Suever, on June 24, 1961, in Fort Wayne.

Bubba had an immense love for truck driving, flowers, and produce. His love for traveling has taken him to 48 of the 50 states. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a lifetime member of the Huntertown United Methodist Church.

Tom and Sharon shared their life growing and running the Huntertown Gardens, a family business established in 1938 by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sharon Decker; three daughters, Theresa (Shaugn) Shultz, Rose Hathaway and Elizabeth (Rich Hass) Decker; his sister, Barbara Springer; four grandchildren, Jacob (Christine) Hathaway, Kathryn (Thomas) Miller, Jessie Wright and Joella (Andrew) Metzger; four great-grandchildren, Keagan, Micah, Eric and Caleb.

Tom was preceded in death by his brother, Charles “Sonny” Decker, Jr. and a son-in-law, Kevin Hathaway.

Services will be held Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at Huntertown United Methodist Church, 16021 Lima Road (Old 3), Fort Wayne, IN 46748.

Visitation will be Friday, October 9, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the church. To respect the families wishes, they are asking all people that are attending to please wear a mask due to COVID-19.

Burial will take place at Huntertown Cemetery.

Memorials to Huntertown United Methodist Church.

Service will be live streamed on Sheets & Childs Facebook Page.

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Funeral Service

Committal Service


October 9, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Huntertown United Methodist Church
16021 Lima Road
Huntertown, IN 46748

Funeral Service
October 10, 2020

11:00 AM
Huntertown United Methodist Church
16021 Lima Road
Huntertown, IN 46748

Interment following funeral service
October 10, 2020

Huntertown Cemetery
Cedar Canyon
Huntertown, IN 46748


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