Hal C. Derrick, age 82, of Sevierville, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 25, 2012.
He was at home and was surrounded by his wife and family. He fought a hard battle and never complained. He loved his farm and NASCAR racing. More than anything, he loved riding over his farm in his golf cart with his beloved dog, Oz. His big smile and stories will be missed by all who knew him.
Mr. Derrick was preceded in death by his parents, Ferd and Nola Byrd Derrick; nephews, Barry Fox and Mike Thornton, and son-in-law, Roy Kenneth Frazier.
His survivors include loving wife of 53 years Ann Finchum Derrick; daughters and sons-in-law Deanie Derrick Lamb (Kent) of Dothan, AL, Marsha Derrick Johnson (Gary) of Dothan, AL, and Kim Derrick Frazier (Late Roy Frazier) of Sevierville, TN; grandchildren: Brandon Derrick Gilland of Columbus, GA, Kelley Lamb Armstrong of Dothan, AL, and Miles Austin Frazier of Hendersonville, TN; great-grandchildren: Spencer Ace Gilland and Ally Taylor Armstrong; sisters Pauline Fox of Sevierville, Reva Thornton of Dandridge, and Alma Jean Thornton of Dandridge; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.
The family would like to extend a special "Thank you" to Smoky Mountain Hospice including Tammy, Denise, Abby, Heather and Jeff.
Memorial contributions can be made to Burchfield Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Krystal Hill, 3980 Thomas Cross Road, Sevierville, TN 37862
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. John Clark and Rev. Mark Bayer officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in Burchfield Memorial (Byrd's) Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Miles Austin Frazier, Burnett "Pilk" Finchum, Blake Finchum, Steve "Whitey" Ivey, Bobby Caughorn, and Kamen Dick. Honorary pallbearers will be James Barleyohire, Bob Ownby, Lyndel "Linny" Shrader, Steve "Fuzz" Ogle, Robert Fine, Sammy Wiley, Ricky Caughron, Johnny Hughes, Mike "Sally" Ivey, Ronnie Landers, Harold Keys, Brandon Gilland, and Parker Armstrong. The family will receive friends from 4:00--7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seviervile(www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)