Official Website of the U.S. Marine Raider Association & Foundation

Select Page

Obituaries > DERRICK, DONALD B.

Mr. Donald B. Derrick – 4020 Pompano, Portage, passed away Saturday morning, March 4, 1972. Mr. Derrick was born February 15, 1924 in Grand Rapids, the son of Donald and Hazel Derrick and had been a resident here for 13 years. He served with the U.S. Marines in WWII, was employed by the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge and was a member and Quarter Master of the Red Arrow Post 1527 VFW, and was also the County Veteran’s Counsel Commander. Surviving are: his wife, Betty J.; one son and 2 daughters, Donald F. of Portage, Miss Sharon M. and Miss Terri Lea both at home; a grandson, David Jeffery; his mother, Mrs. Hazel Derrick of Middleville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Katherine Spriggs of Saugus, Calif. and Mrs. Leatrice Sullivan of Middleville; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 3 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave. Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Marine Corps. Friends may call at the Portage Chapel after 4 p.m. Sunday.