William Decker, stocking the shelves of the new Ace Hardware at 188 Broadway. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 26, 1987



Married: Bonnie Spinner

Children: Guy Decker, James Decker, Charles T. Decker

William Decker owned Big D with his brother, Jack.  He lived at 163 Park Avenue.

In 1974, he formed a limited partnership, Decker Property Investors with John P. Decker.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 1, 1978

Sussex, N.J. mall bought by local man

SARANAC LAKE - A local man has purchased a shopping center in New Jersey.

William R. Decker, of 163 Park Avenue, bought the Jamesway Shopping Center on Route 23 in Sussex. The sale was made in January, Decker said this morning.

Although he would not release the sale price, he said he was the sole owner of the 80,000 square-foot center. There are six stores in the center including the Jamesway department store, an automobile service store, and a bank.

Decker said he intends to expand the center another 20,000 square feet in order to build four more stores there.

Decker said about two years ago he had plans to develop some property in the Saranac Lake area, into a shopping center. He said his plans “fell through.”