Johnson City Press Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Published May 25th, 2012 9:09 pm

Mrs. Myrtle Faye Decker, age 90, Jonesborough, TN, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Lakebridge Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Decker was a native of Clinchfield, Virginia, and was raised in Berwind, WV. She was a daughter of the late William Jacob & Nannie Belle Musick Stevens. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Decker was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman Raymond Decker Jr.; one brother, Wilford Stevens; and two sisters, Millie Maynard and Ocie Tolly.
She was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Decker retired from McDowell County Board of Education, Welch, West Virginia.
Beginning in 1943 til the end of WW II, Mrs. Decker worked as a wing riveter on B-24 Liberator Bombers at the Willow Run Assembly Plant in Michigan.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jerry & Janet Decker, Johnson City; a daughter and son-in-law, Judith & Jack Bragg, Jonesborough; one sister, Helen Reece, Princeton, WV; grandchildren, Rebecca Madison (Marcus), Powell, TN, Jennifer Hopson (Danny), Greeneville, and Jill Waters (James), Jonesborough; great-grandchildren, Rachel Cox (Travis), Elizabeth Waters, Mathew Waters and Thomas Waters, all of Jonesborough, Jake Grady and Madison Grady, Greeneville, and Krysta Madison, Powell, TN; one great great granddaughter, Kya Lynn Cox, Jonesborough; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Rev. Tae Hun Yoon officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2012, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, West Virginia. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Decker, Jack Bragg, Travis Cox, Jake Grady, Mathew Waters, James Waters, Danny Hopson and Marcus Madison.
Condolences may be sent to the Decker family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN; 423-753-3821