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September 17, 2013

Derry Lee Smith

1971-2013

Derry Lee Smith, 42, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Eastar Health System Muskogee.  Derry was born June 24, 1971 in Muskogee, the son of Michael D. and Connie Sue (McEntyre) Smith.  In 1989, he graduated from Muskogee High School where he was a band member and was able to play for  President Ronald Reagan in Oklahoma City.  He had worked at the Castle and Wal-Mart.

He was an active member Muskogee First Church of the Nazarene where he participated in the “Bible Quizzing” and where he received the Caravan “Phineas F. Bresee Award”.  Derry was an excellent cook, enjoyed working with computers, reading and fishing.  He had a love for animals and volunteered with the Broken Arrow Animal Sanctuary.

He is survived by his parents, Michael D. and Connie Sue Smith of Muskogee; a brother, Gregory Allen Smith and wife, Kimberly of Seligman, MO; nephew, Kastor Walter, grandmother, Susie McEntyre of Muskogee and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Muskogee First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Monty Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery.

Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.  Condolences to the family may be made at www.foster-petering.com

 

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