MORRIS — Raymond C. Decker, 59, of Morris, died Monday morning, Feb. 10, 2003, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 14, 1943, in Oneonta, the son of Charles William Crane and Pauline Grace Andrus. His adoptive father was Carl Decker.
He married the former Mary E. Morrison on Aug. 19, 1966, in the Unadilla Methodist Church, Unadilla.
Ray was an independent tractor trailer driver all his life and was a stock car owner and driver since 1958. He was also a gun enthusiast. He was a member of the Stock Car Association.
He attended school in Oneonta until he was 21 and then moved to Sidney where he lived until moving to Morris last year.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Decker, of Morris; six stepbrothers of which three live in the area and are Bob Decker and his wife, Donna of Unadilla, Ron Decker and his wife, Shiela and Ed Decker, all of Binghamton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
At Ray's request there will be no funeral service and he will be cremated at the Hillington Crematory, Morris.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home, Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on Feb. 12, 2003.