Dave Decker, age 60, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1965, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at his home. He had retired after 30 years with Colorado Springs Utilities at the Mesa Water Treatment Plant. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. David Wayne Decker was born on February 10, 1953 in Pulaski, Virginia to the late James R. and Shirley A. (Brown) Decker. He was a 1971 graduate of Harrison High School. He was an avid Rolling Stones fan and a Colorado Rockies fan. He enjoyed music, baseball, time with his family, and especially his grandkids. Dave married Phyllis Oquin on April 14, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Phyllis survives and lives in Colorado Springs. Dave is also survived by 3 children: Brandi (Matt) Huerta of Fort Morgan, Colorado, Lacey (Sean) Mendes, and Steve Decker; his brother, Joe (Sharon) Decker; and sister, Sherry (Bill) Costain of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by Bud Bryson of Virginia Beach, Virginia. David is survived by his 5 wonderful grandchildren: Chelsee, Rachel, Josiah, Kaia, and Karli, and numerous nieces and nephews. "Big Dave" will be best remembered for his sense of humor; his big booming voice and storytelling always made him the life of the party. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. A reception will follow at the family's home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dave's name may be made to the
, 10900-B Stonelake Boulevard, Suite 320, Austin, TX 78759. Online Condolences: ShrineOfRemembrance.com
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Published in The Gazette on July 9, 2013