John William Derrick
John William Derrick
  • March 29, 1934 - January 18, 2018
  • Hampton, Virginia

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TSgt John William Derrick, USAF (ret.), 83, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. He was born in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and was a resident of Hampton, Virginia for 21 years.

He served as a Boatmaster in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1973 after 23 years.

John was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mavis Derrick and his parents, Norman J. and Gertrude Krenzel Derrick. He is survived by three sons, John Derrick, Jr. of Hampton, Robert Derrick of Roscoe, IL., and Tim Derrick of Cushing, WI; three daughters, Bennie Stuchal of Lodi, OH, Becky Tessman of Siren, WI, and Jackie May of Madison, IN; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother; and four sisters.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 am, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of John's life will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Centuria, Wisconsin.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.