Cody Decker, 28, of Mahanoy City, passed away Monday, June 8, in Mahanoy City.
Cody was born in Mahanoy City on May 27, 1992, a son of Barry Decker and the late Joy (Frie).
He graduated from Marian Catholic High School Class of 2010.
He then served in the U.S. Army in the 198th Infantry Brigade as a SPC in the War on Terror Afghanistan. During his deployment he served as a Team Leader and led a group of soldiers through combat. He was honorably/medically discharged in 2015 and received the 5 NATO medal for service and was recognized for serving under the 319th Military Intelligence Battalion.
Cody was a dedicated and loyal son, grandson, nephew, brother and friend. He was a talented artist who touched many lives. Cody enjoyed spending time with his family and service dog Keano whom he loved. He was a selfless and gentle soul and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his father Barry and his companion Melissa, Cody is also survived by his Grandfather Barry with whom he lived, a sister, Courtney, wife of Joe Tamagini, of Tamaqua, a brother, Chris, husband of Nicole, of Lebanon; his aunts Linda and her companion Jeff Bamford, and Diane Decker and her companion Gary Matthews, and step brother and sister Colin and Carly Hasara.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother Nancy.
Donations can be given to Wounded Warrior Project or SPCA
Interment will be private at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville, PA.