Derek lived the first three years of his life in Sonoma County, California before a big move to Chino Valley, Az where he grew up playing soccer, basketball and loving all kinds of music. Derek was fond of brightly colored clothes and had more shoes than Footlocker. He liked making people laugh and often contemplated the mysteries of the universe. Derek loved cooking and was quite good at it. Derek loved his family. He is loved and missed more than words can express after this tragic accident took his life.
Survived by: Andy (father), Jennifer (mom), Joaquin (stepdad), Serena (sister), Don and Kathie Huff, Tom and Viviane Berry, Dwight and Penny Reed (grandparents). He is also survived by his aunts, uncles cousins and extended family.
A memorial service will be held in July 22, 2021 at Memory park in Chino Valley at 10:00 AM