James "Jim" Noel Deckard Jr.

September 30, 1954 - December 20, 2016
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James “Jim” Noel Deckard Jr., 62, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at UTMB Hospital on Galveston Island. Jim was raised in the Catholic faith and was a resident of Texas City, Texas, where he retired from the Weld Shop at BP Amoco on April Fools’ Day, 2009. Jim was the owner of The Sawdust Box, a custom woodworking shop where he was an expert craftsman and carpenter. Jim also owned The Shooters Gun Smoke in Galveston, Texas, which at that time was one of only a few dealers in the country to offer custom-made guns. Other hobbies include competition cooking, playing Texas Hold’em, and playing a very active role in his grandchildren’s daily life.

Jim is preceded in death by his mother, Helen “Nancy” Vanskike; father, James “Buddy” Deckard, Sr., and stepfather, Harry Vanskike.

Jim is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Janet Sue Deckard; brother, Robert Deckard and wife, Nancy; stepmother, Tencha Deckard; daughter, Wendy Michelle Deckard; son-in-law, Jerry Valenzuela; grandchildren, Melody Nicole Deckard and Benicio Tiago Valenzuela; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Jim’s family will receive visitors beginning at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with burial following at Galveston Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Deckard, Edward Pean, III, Lonnie Wiles, Jerry Valenzuela, Joseph Reily, III, and Rolo Garza. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Deckard, Edward Pean, Jr., and Charlie Janner.

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Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Time: 3:15 pm

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Born: September 30, 1954
Died: December 20, 2016

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J D Harris posted on 11/30/-1

Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of Jim. We worked together for many years at AMOCO in the weld shop. He was instrumental in getting me started in wood working and was a great guy. I am very sorry you lost him so young.


Linda & Lonnie Wiles posted on 11/30/-1

Dear Janet and family, Our prayers are with each of you. Jim will be missed by so many. He was a true friend. We will miss his smile and his humor so much. Know that you can call anytime you need to. Wish much love, Lonnie & Linda


Princellay posted on 11/30/-1

God Bless You all at this time Very nice guy ,you have my Condolences,,,


Richard Taylor posted on 11/30/-1

Jim was a good co worker and man He will be missed . My Condolence to the Family ,