John Gardiner Decker

February 13, 1934
- September 10, 2005

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Mr. John Gardiner Decker, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at Oak Summit Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Milo, to the late Woodrow Wilson Decker and the late Leona McSorley Decker. Mr. Decker graduated from Boston University. His career in textiles spanned many companies, culminating as the president of Pannill Knitting Company in Martinsville, Va. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dawn Decker Joy. Mr. Decker is survived by one daughter, Kim Decker Hammer and husband, Duane, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one son, Keith Decker and wife, Michelle, of Martinsville, Va.; six grandchildren; and stepmother, Grace Decker, of Milo.


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