Vaughn Darroyl Derthick

06/23/1953 - 07/02/2020

Obituary for Vaughn Darroyl Derthick

Vaughn “Darroyl” Derthick age 67 passed away Thursday July 2, 2020. He was born in Cleveland, OH to the late Malcolm V. and Dorothy A. (nee O.Neil) Derthick. Darroyl had an amazing sense of humor. He was generous and had a genuine desire to help others. His love of Christ was always evident. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His work took him out on the open road with his camper ranging coast to coast for construction projects. He was known to answer to “Hobo Joe,” “Big D,” and “Darroyl-ly Boy." He never met a stranger in his travels. He is survived by children Arabeth (Shawn) Jackson, Annie (Kris) Derthick, Katie (Troy) Derthick, Leah (Ryan) Derthick; grandchildren Bryce Jackson, Ryan (Rachel) Jackson, Alyssa Melton, Mack Kilgore; two great grandchildren Raelyn and Raegan Jackson; siblings Darlyn Derthick, Darchelle Derthick, Devi (Jim) Longoni; niece Bailey Longoni; nephews Preston and Ryland Longoni; mothers of his children Dr. Patricia Bender, Kay Kattner Derthick and was also survived by many other family and friends. A future Celebration of Life Service will take place at a later date. The Webster Funeral Home, Fairfield, is serving the family.

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Darroyl was a man with a big heart and gentle spirit. I knew him when he was married to my sister, Patsy , and was impressed by his intense devotion and unqualified love for her and their daughter, Arabeth. May you both find consolation in having known such a man as a husband and father. Sending love ...Chris
- Christine Bender
Darroyl had a great love and appreciation of Greenhills, as do I. He never missed an opportunity to be part of a Bender gathering. He felt especially close to my father, Paul Bender and insisted on being one of his pall bearers. I will never forget his words at my father's funeral: "Paul Bender gave me one of the greatest gifts in Life - he accepted me for who I was." Thanks for that honesty and appreciation Darroyl. I have felt great love and respect for you ever since that day.
- Liam Bender
Adaptive freedoms to some lyrics: Well, they say people come The say people go This particular diamond was extra special And though you might be gone, and the world may not know Still I see you in the celestial home. My Deep love, my dear departed friend.
- Kim K Chaney
Will be missed, always a great smile!
- Newt Carpenter
"Like brothers in blood, or sisters who ride Yeah we swore on that night we'd be friends 'til we die But the changing of winds, and the way waters flow Life is short as the falling of snow And I'm gonna miss you, I know", Coldplay lyrics which move my feelings and bring tears to my eyes in my memory of you, my deep personal friend....till I knock a heaven's door. - Kim
- Kim K Chaney
Arabeth though I cannot take away your pain from this great loss, you are in my thoughts & prayers.
- Penny Scott
Our time together will never be forgotten and the blessing of our daugther Arabeth was a gift that only the Lord could have given us. Darroyl will be in our hearts until we too meet him in the Lords kingdom. He loved all his friends, family and especially the Lord. I love and will miss you my first Love
- Patsy Bender

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