Services for James Deckelman, 66, of Lubbock was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2005 in the Lorenzo First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bobby McMillan and the Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Lorenzo Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Lorenzo. Visitation will be from 6 until 7 p.m. today at Adams Funeral Home in Lorenzo.
Mr. Deckelman passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at his Lubbock home with his family by his side.
He was born May 2, 1939 in Lubbock to John C. and Ruby (Marcott) Deckelman. On Feb. 15, 1973 he married Camellia Ann (Camille) Sechrist in Lorenzo. He owned and operated Deckelmanís Locksmith in Lubbock since 1979 and had worked there from 1959 to 2005. He was a member of the Texas Locksmith Association and the Associated Locksmiths of America. He was an avid deer hunter and had lived in Lubbock all of his life.
Survivors include: his wife; a son, Jimmy and wife Kimberly of Lubbock; a daughter, Kelly and husband Gene Slavens of Dallas; a brother, Johnny and wife Billie of Tow; a sister, Mary Anna McMahan of Lubbock; six grandchildren, Allissa Deckelman, Nicole Smith, Tanner Belton, Josh Slavens, Cole Slavens and Parker Slavens; and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Smith.
The family suggest memorials be made to the Joe Arrington Cancer Center, 4101 22nd Place, Lubbock, Texas 79410 or Hospice of Lubbock, 1102 Slide Road, Suite 3, Lubbock, Texas 79416.
Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Monday, October 17, 2005
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