Kenneth Ray Deckard, a resident of Oklahoma City and former lifelong resident of Okmulgee, died March 1, 2023 in Oklahoma City at the age of 70. Kenneth was born June 21, 1952 to Hearlean and Fred Deckard in Okmulgee.
He attended Dunbar High School before integration graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1971. After graduating high school, he joined the U. S. Navy then married Sherry (Ward) Deckard. Shortly later their first-born daughter LaTosha was born. Three years later, a second child TaNisa was born. Later in life, he married Caren Deckard, the sacrament of their union remained for over 20 years until her death in 2021.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife Caren Deckard; his parents Hearlean and Fred Deckard; siblings Christine Thomas, Loretta Franklin, Frank Deckard, Oscar Deckard Sr., Zenobia and Salina Deckard.
Kenneth is survived by his two daughters Dr. LaTosha (Willie) Oliver and TaNisa Deckard and Kenneth Steward; five grandchildren: Marquize Deckard Hughesville, Maryland, Jasmine Ross Jacksonville, Florida, Najee Oliver Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, Kayla Deckard Oklahoma City, and KyAyra Daniel Oklahoma City; six great-grandchildren: Marquize Deckard- Morris Albany, New York, Bradleigh Woods, Ka’Miah Flowers, Naveah Woods and Brooklyn Woods all of Oklahoma City.
Viewing and Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Integrity Funeral Service Chapel.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Integrity Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Reverend Marcus Jeffery
Interment will be at Ft. Sill National Cemetery at a later date