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Randy Deckard

June 18, 1958 — December 21, 2022

Van Wert

Randy Dale Deckard, born June 18, 1958 to Ralph and Silva (Gribble) Deckard in Paulding, Ohio; passed away on December 21, 2022 at his residence in Van Wert, Ohio. He will be greatly missed.

Randy was a 1976 graduate of Wayne Trace High School. He served in the Navy from 1982 to 1988. He was a BT in charge of the USS Donald B. Beary, a proud shellback, where he served with distinction and honors. He retired from Thunderbird, Formula One of Decatur, Indiana where he was a cabinet maker.

Randy loved life. He was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. He loved spending time with family and friends.

Randy is predeceased by his parents and his daughter Sara (Deckard) Roberts.

He is survived by his son Taylor Deckard, Van Wert; Grandsons' Bryant Roberts, Ft. Wayne, Ayden Roberts, Van Wert, and Lachlan Deckard of Van Wert. His life partner Karla Showalter and step children Jeremy Showalter, Van Wert and Jennifer Flaga, Palm Bay, Florida and their children. Sisters Norma Rickard, Van Wert, and Brenda Mawk, Convoy. Several nieces and nephews Patricia Jenkins, Andrew Rickard, April Mawk, Corrina Craig, Jessica Grunden, and Dora Wilson. Grand nieces and nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his fur babies Tyson and Dottie.

The service and celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Preferred memorials should be sent to the National Kidney Foundation or your local Humane Society.

To share in Randy's online memorial, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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