Feb. 25, 1958 – June 8, 2019
His son’s first hero and his daughters’ first love, David Walter Derr began this life February 25, 1958. He was Son to Newton and Barbara; Brother to Ron, Linda, Daniel, Joel and Jaime; Dad to Stephanie, Heather, Kristin, David and Wendy; and Papa to Derrick, Travis, Hailey, Evelyn, Matthew, Marcus, Dakota and Dani.
He was an uncle, a cousin, a husband, a carpenter, a firefighter, an artist, a lover of music, a seeker of knowledge, an advocate, an empath, a joke teller, a reader, a leader and a friend. He was strong, compassionate, intelligent, witty and kind. He loved with everything he had and always went the extra mile.
David was diagnosed with PTSD and lost his battle to depression June 8, 2019. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Code Green Campaign, PO Box 15365, Spokane Valley WA, 99215.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Pyles Boys Camp Picnic Area Saturday, July 20, at 9:00 a.m.