James B. Decker

James (Jim) Benjamin Decker, 66, of Palo Cedro, Calif., a former longtime resident of Hayfork, Calif., died on Aug. 20, 2019, of heart failure.

Jim was born on Nov. 20, 1952, in Weaverville, Calif., to Adeen L. and Lester R. Decker. Jim was an avid outdoorsman. He worked most of his life as a logger, eventually owning his own logging company, JD Logging. He spent the last part of his career working outdoors ensuring the safety of power lines. Jim loved hunting and fishing and had a particular passion for duck hunting.

Jim loved his family and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren compete in basketball, baseball, soccer and equestrian sports.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Roy David, sister Virginia, and his step-father JT Brooks, whom his mother married after Lester’s early death.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Karen Decker; daughters Tracy (Steve), Leslie (Jason), and Toni Mae (Darren); sons Trevor and Dakota; sisters Adeen and Nickie; grandchildren Easton, Fallyn, Charlotte, Decker and Maverick, as well as by many dear friends and other relatives.

Jim’s celebration of life will be held by close family and friends at a future to-be-determined date. Condolences can be mailed to Karen Decker at P.O. Box 825, Palo Cedro, CA 96073 or emailed to Funeral arrangements will be held at a later date.

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