Burial will be in Still Waters Memorial Gardens, Jacksonville.
Dr. Derrick was born July 6, 1922, in Beaumont. Following a lengthy illness, Dr. Derrick, 90, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Jacksonville.
Dr. Derrick graduated from Rusk High School and attended Sam Houston State College. He was a proud veteran of World War II, having served from 1942 to 1945. He flew 51 bombing missions in a B-24 Liberator named “Menacing Messalina.”
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jean Derrick of Jacksonville, and his daughter, Carol Derrick and her husband Joe Lazo of Garland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Matilda Derrick of Jacksonville, and a sister, Louise Witt of Waco.
Pallbearers include Randy Swanson, Speedy Peacock, Joe Peacock, Bud Ridgley, Brian Ridgley and Buzz Owens.
Memorials may be sent to Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church building fund, 1023 Corinth Road, Jacksonville, 75766.