Freddie Ray Derrick

Born in Albany, Texas on March 4, 1935

Departed on June 8, 2018 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Freddie Ray Derrick, 83, of Goodlettsville passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 at his home. Freddie was born March 4, 1935 in Albany, Texas to the late Roland Timothy and Ruby (Hill) Derrick. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Trixie Arnold and Gladys Ownings. Freddie was a “die hard Texan” who was extremely proud of the State of his birth. He was also an extremely proud Marine having served in the USMC for 7 years for his country. He was a diesel mechanic by trade and had worked for several area trucking companies. He was a man who could truly fix anything. Freddie was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He and his wife Bonnie (Riley) Derrick had been married for 61 years and were members of the Dickerson Road Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; his daughter, Angela Derrick Redding and her husband Mike; his son, Brad Derrick; and his granddaughter, Michaela Hope Redding. A Celebration of Life service for Freddie will be held Monday at 2 PM at the Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville followed by interment with military honors at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 6 PM and Monday from 1 to 2 PM.

5 Comments to Freddie Ray Derrick

  1. Jon and Bettye Briggs
    June 9, 2018 10:41 am

    Love and prayers friends , we won’t be able to be there and wanted you to know our hearts are with you all.

  2. Wanda Binats
    June 10, 2018 4:39 pm

    I am missing you already and feeling sad that I won’t visit with you by phone again. I will always remember the early days when you were a Marine and we were all in Barstow CA.the Tall Texan with a contagious smile and a big heart. I know you are peaceful and pain free now. Love you.
    Sister in law
    Wanda Binats

  3. Lafe Ball
    June 13, 2018 10:44 pm


    I really didn’t know my uncle Freddie. We only met when I was real young. Only through stories and calls my mom shared did I know you later in my life. She always spoke so highly of you. We lived in So Cal so it was tough for a young nephew to really know my relatives. I know you were a good man, cared for your family and served your country. That’s a real good legacy in my opinion. Your dash was good. You will not be forgotten.

    Love you Uncle Freddie rest well, Your nephew from So Cal, Lafe Sr.

  4. Chauncie Davenport
    June 14, 2018 1:22 pm

    I wish I could have been there. My memory of Fred is that of a gentle giant. He and Bonnie have always been special to me.

  5. Marti Dorris Hartman
    June 26, 2018 10:14 pm

    I just wanted you to know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

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