Dennis Keith Deckard, age 81, passed away peacefully on Monday October 31, 2022 at his residence in Ellettsville, surrounded by his loving family.
Dennis was born on May 21, 1941 in Bloomington, to the late Wendell Chambers and Dorothy Hawkins Deckard. Dennis worked as an operating engineer for Union Hall #841 and enjoyed racing, fishing, woodworking and hunting. Dennis had an interest in photography, and even had a dark room built in his home to develop his own pictures. Dennis found great joy in working in his garage, and had a talent for working with his hands; there was nothing he could not fix.
Dennis is survived by his wife Sally Deckard; son Jeff Deckard (Kimberlie); daughters Krystyna Cramer (Vickie Compton), Denisa Hollars (Rick) and Cindy Ooley (Jeff); grandchildren Jesse Cramer, Leslie Deckard, Chevon Clough, Kimberly Coffey, Brandon Deakins, Dustin Deckard, Ryan Hollars, Desiree Stumph, Colton Roach, as well as 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dennis is also survived by his sister Patricia Whiting. In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by great-grandson Donald Cramer; brothers David Deckard and Michael “Mikey” Deckard; and sister Judy Kleindorfer.
A visitation will be held on Saturday November 5, 2022 from 3 PM until 7 PM at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington. A funeral service will be held on Sunday November 6, 2022 at 10 AM at The Funeral Chapel, with burial following at Hanson Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Dennis’s memory to the Dementia Society of America, P.O Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.