Donald Calvin Deckard, age 78, of Donaldson, died Tuesday April 19, 2016. He was born November 30, 1937, in the DeRoche Community, the son of Earnest and Pearl Burnett Cypert Deckard. He was a brick mason, and an U. S. Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-father, Carl Cypert; a daughter Karen Deckard, and a brother Dr. Clyde Ray Smith.
He is survived by his wife Glenda Taylor Deckard, three sons, Don Deckard and wife Shelly, Ken Williams and David Deckard, one daughter Donna Walsh, three brothers, David Deckard and wife, Loventrice, Donnie Carter, and John Deckard, four sisters, Brenda Beason and husband, Terry, Reta Witham and husband Ricky, Pat Reese, Regina Johnson and husband Dennis, and Judy Clay. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Gavin Walsh, Rudy Perez, Jeremy, Stacey, and Shawna Selvira, Brach, Justin and Colton Williams, Dylan and Macy Deckard, Breanna Hyatt and Hunter Deckard; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two special people in his life, Gracie Barker and Jan Smith.
Funeral service will be held 11 AM Saturday, April 23rd. in the Ruggles-Wilcox Chapel. Burial will be in the Havana Cemetery, Havana Arkansas. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Brach, Justin, and Colton Williams, Dylan Deckard, Jeremy Selvira,and Kenny Callison. Honorary pallbearer will by Hunter Deckard.