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November 2020

UTMB and TDCJ Mourn the Loss of Barry Deckard

Barry Deckard
Barry Deckard

The thoughts and prayers of the TDCJ family go out to the Deckard, UTMB, and Hodge Unit families on the passing of UTMB employee Mr. Barry Deckard on Sunday, November 15th, 2020.

Mr. Deckard served in the Developmental Disabilities Program at the Hodge Unit since October 2004. He was known by everyone he worked with for bringing all of the staff at the unit together for an annual Fall Feast during this time of the year. He was well liked by his fellow DDP co-workers, as well as TDCJ officers, staff, and offenders.

He loved nothing more than his family, fishing and the great outdoors. He will always be known for his big smile, hearty handshake, and above all else, his willingness to help others. His kindness, loyalty, and dependability will be sorely missed.

Barry Deckard is survived by his beloved wife, Kem, and his three daughters.

Thank you for your service, Mr. Deckard.