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GLASGOW – Bobby Ray Deckard, 78, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. He was born in Glasgow, Kentucky on June 1, 1944, to the late Sammy Deckard and Grace Nanny Deckard. Bobby was a header operator at SKF and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Waitt Deckard; three sons, Timmy Deckard (Carla), Ricky Deckard (Melissa), and Scott Deckard (Tracy), all of Glasgow; two daughters, Allechia Jones, and Tonya Deckard, both of Glasgow; fourteen grandchildren, Jonathan, Kelsey, Coleman, Mandy, Morgan, Austin, Taylor, Paige, Gavin, Turner, Cheyanne, Mersades, Britteny, Gabby; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Leroy Deckard (Carolyn); one sister, Jean Knowlden; one sister-in-law, Eva Rose Deckard; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth, Willard, and Floyd Deckard; and sisters, Mae Greene and Sadie Moore.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The funeral service for Mr. Deckard will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 29, 2022, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday morning until time for the service at the funeral home. A. F. Crow & Son is honored to be entrusted in the care of Mr. Deckard. Please share your condolences with the funeral home at

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