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Tommy Deckard

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Born 12-8-1909 -- Died 9-8-2004

Tommy Deckard, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Alton, Mo.

He died on Sept. 8, 2004, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo.

Survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo.; a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. Louis; six sisters -- Bonnie Adams, Jewel Dildine, Virgie Moore, Sarah Pettie, Eulah Mae Walker and Lizzie Walker; two brothers -- Alfred Deckard and Ira Deckard; three grandchildren -- Troy Deckard Jr. of Alton, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Merritt of Ballwin, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gutzler Jr. of St. Louis; five great-grandchildren -- Zachary and Abigail Merritt, Jamisha, Brandon and Christopher Gutzler.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Deckard; his parents -- James and Elizabeth Sisco-Deckard; his step-mother, Nettie Steves-Deckard; four brothers -- Henry Deckard, Ray Deckard, Marion Deckard, and Jess Deckard; three sisters -- Emma Thompson, Corey "Minne" Deckard and Marylee Deckard; and a granddaughter, Jackie Lynn Merritt.

The funeral service was held on Sept. 11 in the Clary Funeral Home Chapel with Doc Barton officiating.

Interment was in the Daily Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.