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Garry Derringer
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 20, 1953
  • Place of birth:
    galconda, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: May 9, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    st louis, Missouri, United States
Let the memory of Garry be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Garry Derringer, 58, born on June 20, 1953 and passed away on May 9, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by missy derringer on 10th May 2016

"well pop , its been 4 years since I've touched your hands. since I seen your face.  The face I get told I look like. I miss you so much . Did not get to drink my miller light draft tonight , your grandson decided I needed to spend my night in the ER because he broke his hand. Me and him decided May 9th was a crappy day . It is the worst day don't like this day.  But I keep your memory alive in all of us my kids loved you , I loved you  we all loved you . Still think of you everyday. I honestly think I will forever. . RIP POP I adore you"

This tribute was added by Kimberley Wheeler on 9th May 2016

"Thinking of you today & every day. Those moments go through my mind, all the emotions on that day 4 years ago. I'm SO thankful I was able to be with you, however I am extremely grateful I was able to be with you the weekend before. I miss you SO much and LOVE you so much. Always in my Heart!"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 20th August 2015

"Had our 3rd annual Pee wee Bass tournament  this weekend. and it went so well. 15 boats entered. Of course a great turn out . Whatever we can do to keep your memory alive .I am so proud to be your daughter, I will never miss your tournament and I will keep it going as long as im on this earth. WE DO IT FOR YOU DADDY!!!!!"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 20th June 2015

"Happy Birthday Pop . first of all I drank my nasty Miller light and I lit my candle for 62 min. for you. It has been over 3 years since you left us ! My heart hurts everyday Missing you . Not a day goes by that I don't talk to you and hope you find a way to talk to me again? I just want you to know the pride you gave to your kids the love you have from your kids. WE had your memorial blue gill tourney today . You didn't bring your daughters much luck but I forgive you . lol Its pretty sad we didn't even have enough fish to weigh in . But the reason we have these tourneys is to keep your memory alive , and to show the world how much we adored you ! I can only hope that my kids feel half the love I feel for you ! miss you pop more than any words in the world can express !"

This tribute was added by Wilma Whittenberg on 20th June 2015

"Happy Birthday little brother, I can not believe it has been three years because it hurt as much today as it did three years ago. Our love for you has made us all closer and you would be so proud of you kids and grandkids, you have left a wonderful legacy."

This tribute was added by Erin Wenzel on 20th June 2015

"Happy birthday dad.  Not a day goes by where I don't think about you.  You are one of the greatest men I have had in my life.  I love and miss you."

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 15th June 2015

"Daddy , I wonder everyday what life would be if you were still here? I watch brave Joan cry at a drop of a hat , I see your Hat and Jacket hang in the dinning room like your coming home soon! I see so many of us morn your loss like it was yesterday ! but reality tells me its been almost 3yearss oh shit it has been 3 years, May 9th was 3 years we lost you. I've heard your ok with this all but I know we are not the same since! I want to talk to you about your brat ass grandkids , they are giving me some trouble , I want to see you laugh and say ,"Hun your getting what you  deserve" and sympathize im raising Kim's kid but watch your eyes light up when you call her yours.. I laugh at the strict rules I put on my kids , cause that's how my dad did it! If I raise my 3kids to respect and love me like I do you , then im good ! rest in peace pop I love you so much !"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 23rd February 2015

"Hello pop , I miss you (say that all the time cause its true) A long lost relative has recently contacted us and I wish you were here to see it. Bills Granddaughter Hunter(Steve's daughter) She wants to be part of our family and I know you always had a bond with Steve thought you should know . You would never say a bad word against any one You forgave more and loved more than any man could or wanted too. you are truly an angel ! you had faults of course we all do but you were an amazing person and our family loved you !!!    Rest in peace pop forever you will be missed a heart forever broken but a proud happy child I am of you !!!!"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 5th February 2015

"we did another year of butchering without your help , But Dad we talked about you the whole time. getting smaller cause your gone .I called for you today, Come see me pop please I miss you . ... forever in my heart"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 17th January 2015

"Hey pop still haven't forgot you . I miss you and one day will see you again. My heart breaks that your gone . Joan is doing good we are taking care of her , you know she wont let any of us neglect her !  getting ready to butcher in the butcher room you made , We just finished your 12 pack in the fridge almost 3 years later , gross miller lite ,Joan even drank the last one  with us me, Bob  and your fishing buddy and Joan .Rest in peace forever you will be missed . I love you with all my heart . Daddy you were one in a million ..."

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 20th June 2014

"Happy birthday daddy I miss"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 2nd June 2014

"Hard day. I lost your voice mail message today but by the grace of god someone was able to put it on a CD . I don't ever wanna loose that voice. each year I forget a little but I will never forget the man you were. how blessed I was to have you. even if I only had you for a short time! Some people only dream of a father like you. but I had it. and I will never forget it."

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 10th May 2014

"Daddy its been 2 years today since we lost you . I cant tell you how much I still miss you everyday. I miss fishing with you . I miss just talking to you . all those special moments when we just talked about the kids the past and fishing stories. I will never be whole again because of you being gone. You were such a special person. I couldn't have asked for a better father. Your grandkids adored you and You were everything to all of us .. until we meet again. Love you pop forever"

This tribute was added by Kimberley Wheeler on 9th May 2014

"Thinking of you more today than every other day. All of this week's events from two years ago are running through my mind... but all of the memories are making me smile more thatn cry. Miss you SO very MUCH!!! Love you!"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 25th March 2014

"miss you so much daddy. I thank god for you how was I so blessed to have you??? Most people have lives they regret. not me I talk about my childhood all the time. I was the fortunate 1. I have memories I have stories. to tell my kids and with each story they have their own about grandpa. (you) Just so blessed and so proud to be your family . especially being your daughter. I know your still here I feel your presence with me. My Daddy bird outside. Not fair you left us so early. but I will always carry on your memory.."

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 13th January 2014

"Daddy You are missed so much . I am getting stronger everyday, but I still miss you like crazy. I hope you are seeing all the moments you are missing. I am grateful for the family you created . I am grateful for the life you gave me the morals you instilled in me. the person I am because of you. but it doesn't make me miss you any less. forever I will miss you . forever I will morn. forever I will wish you were here with me. And the day we meet again I will hold you  and tell you all this. I will live my life to the best of my ability and hopefully raise my children to respect and love me as I did you. YOU ARE FOREVER IN MY HEART!"

This tribute was added by Kimberley Wheeler on 30th July 2013

"Dad - we are having this Memorial Tournament this Sunday and you need to make the rain GO AWAY! We all want to help make your dreams come true by helping a High School fishing team. Plus if you can talk to your other fishing buddies tell them to come FISH! Wish you could be here helping with this, but maybe we wouldn't be having it at all if you were here. Miss YOU! LOVE YOU!"

This tribute was added by Kimberley Wheeler on 9th May 2013

"One year has passed today & it seems like yesterday. We all miss you SO MUCH! We have our wonderful memories of times with you, & stories from you.Some days are still tough knowing you are gone, but we all know you LIVED life to the fullest & you are with us in so many ways watching over us, holding our hand & still encouraging us to do & be our best. LOVE YOU-MISS YOU-always in my heart!!"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 12th April 2013

"from Chase your mad grandson
this realy sucks cause u were supposed to take me fishing in a few days i never really learned to shoot a gun properley your fault i learned the four wealer with u though 1 out of 3 odds are agentest u lol love ya"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 12th April 2013

"Daddy i wish u were here cause i miss you so much .u were  a giant to me a man of honor. i wish every1 could love their dad like i loved u. .u were a spirit in me like  no 1. you were my helper you were my savior .life just isnt the same without you. how i was blessed."

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 12th April 2013

"from chase
he may not be here in human form but he'll always be in spirit to bad the giant fishhook had to snatch him up lol"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 21st March 2013

"Hey pop you called me today and made me smile.my phone message i have been saving for almost a year called me today to tell me the following message will be deleted .. and i heard that voice "from Garry Derringer" hey miss this is Dad just calling to  check on ya and let you know how my fishing trip went yesterday.  It made me smile havent smiled lately when i think of you, tears, miss u.."

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 7th March 2013

"Daddy what can i say , i without a doubt miss you so much!! almost a year you left us. i cant put into words the man you were. not perfect but a good man, a good dad. a great grandpa. i loved watching you light up when you watched your grankids play basketball , how proud you were of the little basketball court you built. telling us all of what you built.the memories you made 4us. love ;u"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 25th January 2013

"Oh Daddy how i miss you still everyday. You shined in my heart everyday, and u stilll do. I still talk to you everyday hoping for a sign you still are here with me, And then a smile comes across me a memory of what we were.... Just cant express what you mean to me. I will hurt forever cause your gone! but appreciate the love you gave me and your grandkids I am so blessed, we are so blessed"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 5th December 2012

"hey pop gottta leave a message... still missing you still cry everyday wishing you were here. wanna tell you my good and my bad.im gettting thru everyday like u would have wanted. but because u died i recently bought a foreign vehicle HAHA..bought a nissan ..wouldnt have done that if u would of stayed wit us .. miss u daddy so much cant imagine my life without you 4ever"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 31st October 2012

"Almost 6 months since your passing. man has this been hard. Everyday gets a little easier, and then again everyday gets to be harder without you. I will never forget the man you were the father, grandfather, friend. you were to us. I will always be someone because you were my family. Just keep pushing thru like you would have wanted. I miss you and love you 4ever and ever"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 19th September 2012

"thinking of a great man tonight. i was so blessed , i was so loved by my father. i always knew i was taken care of. u were perfect in every way to me. dad you were my star and when you left this earth, i hope you knew how much u meant to all of us.. i love you forever and ever. till the day we meet i will morn for you"

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 4th September 2012

"just still missing you.. just hoping someday if you get to see something you see the world missing you..cause we do so much..."

This tribute was added by missy derringer on 28th June 2012

"dad you are gone but will never be forgotten.People dont make memorial pages unless they dont want the world 2 know how special you were!!! I miss you i miss asking you for advice. i miss our thursday fishing . Catching those slimey carp me laughing you saying "ur cleaning my boat"Your grandkids  reminding me of you . the tears they shed also. I hope i leave a mark on this world as u did!"

This tribute was added by Kimberley Wheeler on 20th June 2012

"Dad, I am missing you so much today on your birthday 6-20-12. It is still so hard to believe you are now watching over all of us. Thank you for EVERYTHING you did for me in my life. You were the best Dad any kid/adult/daughter could ever ask for! I LOVE YOU!"

This tribute was added by Karen Averbeck on 20th June 2012

"Hope your having the best birthday ever Garry. You are missed RIP..."

This tribute was added by Wilma Whittenberg on 18th May 2012

"Garry was without a doubt the most honest caring man God ever created. He loved family, all of us but especially his children and grandchildren. He corrected his children as they were growing-up because that was his job, but his grandchildren could do no wrong. He did not believe it was his job to correct them, just to love them and he was a master at that."


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