A former prominent political figure in southwestern Indiana has died.
Former Congressman Joel Deckard passed away Tuesday. Deckard was the 8th Distric Congressman in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
His political career ended in 1982 when he was drunk and became involved in a car accident just weeks before the 1982 election, which he lost to Frank McCloskey.
Schneider Funeral Home in Mount Vernon will handle his funeral arrangements.