Belmont, NY - Kim E. Decker Sr., age 58, of the Plum Bottom Road passed away on Monday, August 26, at the Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. He was born on February 2, 1955 in Hornell to David W. and Claire Jean Colburn Decker. On August 27, 1988 in Olean he married Helen Raymond who survives.
Kim was a lifelong resident of this area and graduated from Alfred State College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1974 until 1978. For eleven years he worked at Morrison Knudsen in Hornell and later he owned and operated his own over the road trucking company. Kim enjoyed photography, the out of doors including hunting, fishing, camping and was an avid book reader. He was a member of the Allegany County Vietnam Veterans Organization.
Surviving besides his wife: 2 sons, Kim E. Decker II of Hornell and David I. Decker of Belmont; 2 daughters, Brandy Decker of Florida and Heather H. Decker of Belmont; a granddaughter, Raven; 2 brothers, David W. (Barbara) Decker II of Addison and Hoang Decker of Syracuse; a sister, Trang Powell Decker of Nyack; his step mother, Hanh Vo Thi Decker of Wellsville; a sister in law, Rebecca Decker of Wellsville; his first wife, Tammy Randall as well as several nieces and nephews.
Kim was predeceased by his brother Vo Vann Decker.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, August 30, from 1 to 2 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. A funeral service will be held following at 2 pm with his brother David W. Decker II presiding. Memorials may be made to the Allegany County Veterans Organization. To leave on line condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.