Robert 'Lum' Derrick

Jul 14, 2014

Loving Family Man

BALSAM — Robert “Lum” Derrick, 77,  of Balsam, passed away July 13, 2014, at MedWest Harris Regional Hospital. He was born in Haywood County to the late Newman and Nina McCall Derrick.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Derrick; and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Derrick served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

Survivors include his son, Stephen Derrick and his wife, Michele; daughter, Tonja Bailey and her husband, Danny; brother, Lloyd Derrick and his wife, Dorothy, all of Balsam; sister, Ann Ruff, of Hazelwood; grandchildren, Holly and Felisha Sutton, Dakota Trantham and Caleb Bailey.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the family. Visit

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