GROVETOWN, Ga. - Robert "Bob" F. Deckert, 85, died on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the residence of his daughter. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Platt's Belair Road Chapel. Burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Gardens. Rev. Kyle Poole and Rev. Wayne Cheselka will officiate at the chapel and Rev. George James and Rev. Randall Whitaker will officiate graveside. Bob was preceded in death by his lovely and wonderful wife, Lillian, to whom he was married for 49 years, his parents, Ralph and Helen Deckert; his brother, George R. Deckert; and two great granddaughters, Gabriella (Anthony and Crystal) and Elizabeth Ann (Ashleigh Pangelinan). He is survived by his four wonderful children, David Deckert of Augusta, Dan Deckert (Deb) of Grovetown, Deborah Wilmoth (Tony) of Graniteville and Doug Deckert (Tammy) of Harlem and a brother, Ralph Deckert, Jr. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and his very faithful companion and pet, Trixie. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Ralph and Helen Deckert. He was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars and was honorably discharged from The Unites States Army in 1973. He went to work for the Columbia County Board of Education, where he retired in 1993 after 20 years of faithful and dedicated service. Bob was also active in the Grovetown Lions Club for many years and had served on the Grovetown City Council. He and Lillian loved to camp and spent many summers at the Fort Gordon Recreation Area in their retirement years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He'll be missed by many here on earth but was welcomed by so many more in his new Heavenly home. The family would like to thank the fantastic group of people at St. Joseph Hospice. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Augusta Wounded Warrior Project at www.augustawarriorproject.org. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening, September 12, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at www.plattsfuneralhome.com. Platt's Funeral Home, 337 North Belair Road
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Platt's Funeral Home
337 North Belair Road
Evans, GA 30809
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Sept. 10 to Sept. 11, 2015