The Obit For Mike Derrick

James Michael Derrick Sr.

Published in The State on 1/16/2009

LEXINGTON - Services for James Michael Derrick, Sr., 65, of Lexington, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2009, at Brookland United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Dr. Charles Westbrook, Rev. Carol Cannon and Rev. Robert Cannon. Burial will follow in Woodridge Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday evening at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. Pallbearers will be Les Bass, Farell Carey, Don Harwell, Basil Mack, Trey Derrick, Travis Derrick, Donald Clark and Dave Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Clark, Sr., Bobby Peake, Dick Williams and Danny Rucker. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saluda River Baptist Church, 3459 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169 or Brookland United Methodist Church, 541 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC 29169.

Mr. Derrick loving husband of Jackie Derrick, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late James Henry and Doris E. Wingate Derrick. He was a lifetime area resident and a member of Brookland United Methodist Church. Mr. Derrick retired from Cayce Welding and Ornamental Iron. He was a 4 sports letterman at Brookland-Cayce High School, he played pro baseball for 11 years, including the Boston Red Sox. He coached American Legion Baseball to two State Championships. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, to whom he was affectionately known as “Gaga.”

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Jackie Derrick “Me ma” of Lexington, are daughter, Wendy Derrick-McKinley “Wilbur” (Mac) of Lexington, Christy Derrick “Pooh-bear” of West Columbia; son, Mike Derrick, Jr. “Bubsy” (Ann) of Irmo; five grandchildren, Trey and Travis Derrick, Eydie, Luke and Mya McKinley; sisters, Donna Jarvis (Bobby) of Columbia, Jane Westbrook (Charles) of West Columbia, Jean Rivers (Rick) of Lexington.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Leon Curry, Dr. James Fant, Dr. Theodore Law, Dr. Craig Cauthen, Dr. Mushtau, Linda Byars, (Chemo Nurse), and Providence Hospital Nurses on the 6th and 2nd floors.