Obituary for David L Derringer

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David L Derringer

December 20, 1942 - June 12, 2012

David L. Derringer, age 69, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, June 12, 2012 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was a resident of Brown County.

David was born December 20, 1942 in Brown County to the late Art Derringer and Lillian (Walker) Derringer. David married Diana F. (Woody) Derringer on September 20, 1995 in Carroll County, KY. She lovingly survives.

David is survived by three daughters: Michelle (Donnie) Bruton & Kim (Shawn) Phillips, both of Brown County, & Kelly Derringer of IN; one son: Travis (Mindy) McCloud of Indianapolis; two brothers: Dan Derringer of FL & Alan; ten grandchildren & 1 great grandchild.

David served as a Boatswain's Mate in the United States Navy from 1960-1964 and then served in the Naval Reserve from 1964-1967.

David retired from Olin Brass Company in Indianapolis in the late 1980's where he worked as a Machinery Repairman. He was a member of the Nashville Masonic Lodge #135, Murat Shrine, Indianapolis & a member of Sprunica Christian Church of which he was a long time Trustee.

David was a Flint Napper, and gave many demonstrations of arrowhead making. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and four-wheeler & also enjoyed watching boxing. David loved spending time with his family and being on his farm. Family & friends will miss David's wit & keen sense of humor.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 1 to 3 pmon Friday at the funeral home. The Nashville Masonic Lodge #135 will conduct a Masonic service Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sprunica Cemetery in Brown County with military rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of David to the Sprunica Christian Church, 4276 Sprunica Rd, Nineveh, IN46164.

Expressions of caring & kindness may be sent to the Derringer family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: December 20, 1942
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Condolences for David Derringer

Jerry Wilson Sr. posted on 1/1/00

Im so sorryb to hear about the loss of David. He was a great friend of mine from years before. Your family will be in my prayers.


Jerry Wilson Jr. posted on 1/1/00

So sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.


Bob Applegate posted on 1/1/00

So sorry for your loss. I will greatly miss my cousin. I will always cherish the memories of our growing-up, as well as adults. Sincerely, Bob and family.


Sandy Richardson posted on 1/1/00

Kimmy and Michelle, I was so saddened to read of the death of your dad just now. Know that Gracie and I are keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers... Love you girls! Sandy and Gracie Richardson