Victor Edward Decker VIRGINIA BEACH - On Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, life was unexpectedly taken from a dear son, a loving father, a community friend, and an honored public servant. Victor Edward Decker served the Norfolk Police Department downtown patrol honorably for four years, revered by local businessmen as "The Fabric of Our Community." Victor was born May 28, 1985 in Newport News. Victor graduated from Bayside High School in 2003. Furthering his interests in criminal justice, Victor graduated from Tidewater Community College in 2006. In 2009, Victor was awarded Medal of Valor for performance of an act of extraordinary bravery at imminent danger to personal safety in the line of duty. In 2009, Victor celebrated marriage to his longtime school sweetheart, Dawn Kitchen. They were married May 15, 2009 in Virginia Beach. The celebration of Victor and Dawn's love for one another continued on Feb. 16, 2010 when their beautiful daughter, Charlotte Nicole Decker was born. On Sunday, Oct. 17, Victor and Dawn dedicated baby Charlotte into Christian life. He is survived by his mother and father, Marcia Schomburg and Steven Decker; brother, Steven Lewis Decker II; stepbrothers, John and Lee Verhime; and sister, Bobbi Channing Seed. In attendance at the memorial will be the parents of the widow, Jennifer and Michael Kitchen. Victor leaves behind his loving wife, Dawn and their beautiful daughter of nine months, Charlotte Nicole. A memorial service will take place today at 2 p.m. at the Rock Church, 580 Kempsville Road in Virginia Beach. Victor was loved by many and will be missed by all. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling the arrangements. A memorial fund for the Decker family has been set up for the family. Donations can be made to the Victor Decker Memorial Fund at any local TowneBank branch or mailed to The Victor Decker Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 3236, Norfolk, VA 23514.
Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Oct. 30, 2010.