Terry D. Derby
Terry D. Derby, 61, of rural Fairfield, died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the Jefferson County Hospital, in Fairfield.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, in Ottumwa, with Rev. Len Maselli officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Murphy Funeral Home, in Mt. Pleasant, where the family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Following the services, cremation will be accorded and burial will be at a later date in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, in Jacksonville, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Ottumwa’s Youth Group, the Lockridge Fire and Rescue, and to the American Cancer Association in his memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com. Murphy Funeral Home, of Mt. Pleasant, is handling the arrangements.
Derby was born on Nov. 18, 1955, in Williamsburg, the son of Stanley and Dorothy Carter Derby. He was united in marriage to Donna Beth Billue on Aug. 23, 1974, in Salisbury, Mo. He served his country in the Navy from 1975, until he was honorably discharged in 1979 on the ship U.S.S. Orion.
He was a former Fire Chief of the Lockridge Fire and Rescue, and was a retired partner of Hooter Lane Farms.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, of Ottumwa, in which he was serving as the church’s pastor.
Derby is survived by his wife, Donna; his children, Erin (Charlie) Johnson, of Lockridge; Emilie (Brad) Myers, of Aplington; and Eden Derby, of Kansas City, Mo.; his siblings, Dale (Elva) Derby, of Hobbs, N.M.; Roxy (Tony) Maness; of Boonville, Ark.; Sharon (Richard) Steele, of Blanchard, Okla.; Karen Derby, of Washington; and David (Mhel) Derby, of Hanford, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Steve Shoemaker.