Keith Decker

Keith Decker

July 31, 1955 - May 1, 2023

Keith Decker, 67, of Barbourville, Kentucky, passed away Monday, May 1, 2023, at his home.  He was born July 31, 1955, in Corbin, Kentucky, to the late John Decker and Hettie Walters Decker.

Keith was currently the pastor of Black Oak Baptist Church, but over the years he pastored other churches: Rockholds Baptist Church, Flat Creek Baptist Church, and Corn Creek Baptist Church.  Reading his Bible brought him much pleasure and contentment.  He also enjoyed playing guitar, singing, and playing basketball.  His outgoing personality attracted many friends, and Keith genuinely loved the interaction with others.  One of his greatest passions over the last 30 years was Cedaridge Ministries where he served as president.

In addition to his father and mother, Keith was preceded in death by a newborn son, Keith Decker, Jr., and by an unborn son; two brothers: William Decker and Harold Decker; sister, Dora Johnson; and a special dad, Edd Teague.

Keith leaves behind his beloved family: his loving wife of 47 years, Joyce Decker; son, Terry Borsch of Sevierville, Tennessee; daughter, Renee Miracle (Chris) of Williamsburg; daughter, Holly Decker (Hunter Miles) of Barbourville; three grandchildren: Destiney, Dalton, and Maggie; brother, David Decker (Mary) of Rockholds; sister, Lauren M. Decker of Rockholds; brother, Woodrow Decker (Wilma) of Rockholds; and brother, Earnest Decker (Gail) of Georgia.  He also leaves behind other relatives and numerous friends.

Keith was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.

Funeral services are planned for 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 5, 2023, at Corn Creek Baptist Church with James Helton, Jr., officiating.  Burial will follow in Corn Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 8:30 P.M. Thursday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.  Visitation will also be held from 10:00 A.M. until the funeral hour at 11:00 A.M. Friday at Corn Creek Baptist Church 225 Corn Creek Church Road Woodbine, KY 40771.







  • Rena and Jerry Sester
    Posted at 18:48h, 03 May Reply

    A fine man and a good friend to our family, especially Preacher Bill at the Brush Arbor.

  • Vallenea Head Bradley
    Posted at 11:34h, 04 May Reply

    I met Keith in the 7th grade at Oak Grove Elementary. He was a special person. I was at the WMU conference a few years ago where Keith was recognized as missionary of the year. Keith will be missed. Sending condolences and prayers to Joyce and the family.

  • Marcy Nichols
    Posted at 12:07h, 04 May Reply

    He will be missed . My sincere condolences to the family.

  • Debbie Decker Luke
    Posted at 13:04h, 04 May Reply

    Uncle you are loved and will be missed by Many!

  • Billy and Deloris Howard
    Posted at 17:56h, 04 May Reply

    I met him one time at Central Baptist in Williamsburg Ky He represented a part of the mission work

  • James Harness
    Posted at 08:54h, 05 May Reply

    Keith was a great Christian man. He will be missed. James Harness/Cross Ministries

  • Barb
    Posted at 18:22h, 07 May Reply

    Ive known Keith since high school. He was the same everytime you talked to.him. He preached my moms funeral at Corn Creek Babtist Church. ( He broke a guitar string when he sung Il fly away, my moms favorite song). Brother Keith you are with your loving Savior Jesus Christ. To all the family my condelences. To all who reads this who arent saved that knew brother Keith he would want you to except Jesus Christ into yout heart. This man was a true man of God.

  • Mariah Grubb
    Posted at 09:40h, 09 May Reply

    I will always remember keith decker. he made me smile in so many ways, he has always been my favorite church pastor ever since i was just 6 years old.
    he’s gonna have a great time with jesus and God. I loved going to blacked oak baptist church. i loved seeing his smile.
    keith decker sings so good. he has an amazing voice. I love and will miss you forever.
    A special place in my heart♡
    By: Mariah Grubb

  • William jinks
    Posted at 00:48h, 24 October Reply

    I never met Keith but on mission trips my mom Wilma Dixon (RIP. September 26,2021) thought highly of him. In fact she wanted him to come to Watkinsville Ga. to say a few words. I wish I have met him. I’m glad mom left him money in her will. RIP brother Keith!
    From Bill in watkinsville ga.

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