Richard “Dick” Charles Derrick

Richard “Dick” Charles Derrick

Richard Charles Derrick

Harlan, Kentucky

                Richard Charles Derrick, 76, of Harlan, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on August 7, 2018. Born October 4, 1941, to Sanford and Audna Derrick of Addison, VT.

                Dick was a Vietnam veteran who served his country in the U.S. Army in the 1st 6th 198th Americal Division. He was honored with the Bronze Star as well as a Purple Heart during his valiant service. After his discharge, Dick settled in the southeastern corner of Kentucky where he lived until recently. He was employed as a foreman and lineman for 20+ years with Cumberland Valley Rural Electric.

                Dick is survived by a sister, Helen Quaglino (and husband Philip) of Grensboro, FL; his brother, Ancil Derrick of Vergennes, VT; a sister-in-law, Pat Derrick, cousins Sheridan Crowningshield (Sandra), Betty Brileya, and Joyce Ann Atwood; nieces and nephews Terry Derrick, Helen McCann (James), Laurie Brink (Matt), Lilly Quaglino, Philip Quaglino (Laura), and Paul Derrick. He was proceeded in death by his parents and brother Raymond Derrick of Addison, VT.

                Dick was one of the kindest and gentlest men you could possibly meet. He had a soft spot for animals and took in every stray that he found. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A military service will be held at Grand View Cemetery in Addison, on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 11a.m. To send online condolences to his family please visit

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