John Davis Derrick
John Davis Derrick
  • May 31, 1937 - May 27, 2015
  • Charleston, West Virginia

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John D. Derrick Sr., 77, of Charleston died Wednesday May 27, 2015.

John was born in Charleston, WV on May 31, 1937 to the late Elbin Cecil and Lucy Irene Derrick. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Elbin Derrick; two sisters, Norma Ragan and Arbutus “Boots” Bratton; and one grandson, Jon Franklin Derrick.

He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1955. He was a Marine Corps Veteran, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. He retired from FMC Corporation. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and was an avid WVU sports fan.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Eleanor Fadeley Derrick. Sons, John D. Jr and Elbin Lynn; Daughters; Carol Ann Mollohan, Kris L. Smith and Nancy C. Derrick. Sisters: Nancy Wickline and Margaret “Peggy” Eiffert, 12 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren.

A memorial and visitation celebrating John’s life will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Friday June 5, 2015 at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, 513 Tennessee Ave, Charleston, WV 25302

He will receive Military Honors and be interred at 2:30 pm at The Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, 130 Academy Drive, Dunbar WV 25064

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery.