Edwin (Ed) Nathan Decker, 69, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Ed was born in Howe, OK on May 2, 1947. He was the second child and only son of the late Elmer Nathan Decker & Pauline Ollar Decker. He was a member of the Mt. View Baptist Church & a member of the Howe Water Board.
Ed, a long time resident of Howe, OK went to high school in Patterson, CA, where he met many life-long friends. Early in life Ed worked at PG&E building electric towers before becoming an entrepreneur in ranching, farming, trucking, mining, and land development. Although very successful in his entrepreneurial endeavors some say Ed missed his calling as a motivational speaker. Collecting and restoring classic cars, coke machines, and other antiques were among Ed's greatest passions. Ed will be most remembered as a loving husband & father, devoted friend, and a trusted advisor & mentor.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Decker of the home; Children, Kristi & Erik Brandt of Apple Valley, CA; Jenny Decker of Howe, OK; Jessica & Jason Wallis of Bedford, TX; Krystal & Clayton Collins of Heavener, OK; Mark Decker of Wister, OK; Justin & Meghan Decker of Grapevine, TX; Brandon & T.J. Hemphill of Smithville, OK; Lane Titsworth of Hatfield, AR; Logan Titsworth of Howe, OK; Colten Meeks of Howe, OK; Special Uncle & wife, Elton & Roni Ollar of Howe, OK; 19 Grandchildren; Numerous other friends, family, and loved ones.
Services will be held at 10:00am Monday June 27, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Heavener, OK, with Rev. Tim Trent & Larry Stacy officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Glendale, OK. Pallbearers will be Collins Miller, Shannon Nichols, Sammy Pierce, Jeff Cooper, Curtis Paul Faulkenberry, & Jace Tanguay. Family will be at the Funeral Home on Sunday June 26, 2016 from 2-5pm to visit with family & friends.