Bernie Deckard of Crawfordsville passed away at 9:05 PM Saturday in Morgantown, Indiana, where he has resided since the end of October at Morgantown Health Care Inn. He was 70.
Bernie was a member of the Eagles, where he was a Past President, American Legion and New Hope Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He worked for AT&T for many years, retiring in 1994 and then worked at S.T.A.R. ambulance and in his shop. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School and took several additional classes after retirement.
Born September 23, 1943 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Carl Deckard and Rena I. Douglas Meagher. He married Janet L. Welty on November 12, 1970.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Deckard of Crawfordsville, sons Troy Deckard and Jeff (Corey) Deckard, both of Crawfordsville, daughters, Melissa (James) Willis of Gainsville, Georgia and Amanda Deckard of Nashville, Indiana, and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Twylo (Fred) Davis of Crawfordsville, Joyce Drake of Washington, Indiana, Carla (Mardy) Wilson of North Port, Florida and brother, Jim (Diane Redman) Deckard of Crawfordsville, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two nieces and a nephew.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday at Bukhart Funeral Home with an Eagles service at 8 PM. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Wednesday with Pastor Mike Whitacre officiating. Military rites will also be held.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.BurkhartFH.com.