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A graveside service for Roger Derr, age 62, of Gilmer formerly of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon Monday, May 1, 2017 at Earle's Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Ronnie Shipman officiating. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
Mr. Derr passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 in Gilmer.
Roger was born October 28, 1954 in Jacksonville, Texas.
He was a member of Springhill Assembly of God Church in Longview. He liked being outside, enjoyed his family and loved his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Derr.
Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Avril Derr of Whitehouse; daughters, Mandie Evan and husband Chris of Hearne, Lana Frederick of Bryan; sister, Glenda Corley and husband Joe of Sacul; and wife of many years, Cathy Williams of Gilmer. He is also survived by grandsons, Dylan Quintero and Christopher Evan; and nieces Cassie Langley and Tanya Corley.
Visitation will begin on Sunday, April 30, 2017 and friends are cordially invited to visit with the family from 2 to 5 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Published on May 1, 2017
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