Joyce Jewell Decker, 76 of Rockport, Kentucky passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born on August 12, 1943 in McHenry to the late Gilbert and Inez Taylor Whitler. Joyce was a member of Hartford Church of God of Prophecy and was a homemaker.

Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Herman Decker; one son, James “Jimmy” Decker; one sister, Margaret Wallace and four brothers, Charles Whitler, Jimmy Whitler, Danny Whitler and Jackie Whitler.

Survivors include her children, Hazel (Eddie) Douglas of Central City, Marty Decker of Rockport, Kentucky, Tammy (Timmy) Segers of Nelson Creek, James “Eddie” (Tonya) Decker of Hartford and Deborah Ralph of South Carrollton; one brother, Cecil Whitler of Beaver Dam; nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Monday, January 13, 2020 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Holly Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Echols Cemetery. Friends may visit with Mrs. Decker’s family from 10:30 until the time of the service on Monday.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Joyce Jewell Decker by visiting her memorial tribute at


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