Furman Eugene Derrick, Jr., 82, of Tallahassee, FL., passed into the arms of Jesus on September 21, 2015. A son of the late Furman Eugene Derrick, Sr. and Dorothy Dixon Derrick, he was born July 30, 1933 in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a retired territory sales manager with Western Auto and was a very active parishioner at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Andalusia, Alabama and was a parishioner at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Tallahassee. He was a graduate of the Citadel, served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, enjoyed playing golf and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nell Janice Drew Derrick; children, Cathy Derrick, Debbie Johnson, Donna (Andy) Divine; grandchildren, Steven (Jessica) Johnson, Adam Johnson, Brittany Divine, Amber Divine, Kristan (William) Davis, Andrew “Bo” (Sandra) Divine, Bryce (Shannon) Divine; great-grandchildren, Athena Johnson, Easton Johnson, Bryson Tyre, Korbyn Divine, Sterlyn Divine, Will Davis, Kyleigh Davis, Harper Divine and Adilynn Hart; aunt, Sara Louise Hilton; brother-in-law, Frank (June) Drew; sister-in-law, Linda (Richard) Hines. His parents, and a brother, Donald Derrick, preceded him in death. The funeral is 3:00 PM Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Abbey Funeral Home, with interment at a later date at the Tallahassee VA National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Mission in Tallahassee. The online guestbook is at www.abbeyfh.com . Cemetery Details Tallahassee VA National Cemetery 5015 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, FL, US, 32311

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