The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

August 30, 2013

William L. Derr, 65, Milton


The Daily Item

— MILTON — William L. Derr, 65, of Solar Place, died Thursday evening, Aug. 29, 2013, at his home.

Born in Lewisburg on Oct. 17, 1947, he was the son of the late Howard Arthur and Virginia Katherine (Bower) Derr. He was married to the former Debra Derr. His death breaks a marital union of 42 years.

Bill attended Milton schools and was a welder for ACF in Milton, retiring in 2001. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Marine Corp.

He enjoyed fishing and was a member of Bassmasters.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Nicole Metzger and her husband Erick, of Milton; and one brother, Terry Derr, of Watsontown.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Derr.

Friends and relatives will be received from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton, followed by a memorial service with military honors at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Barner, Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice Chaplain officiating.

The family will provide flowers and asks for memorial donations to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinatti, OH 45290 and to Mostly Mutts, 284 Little Mountain Road, Sunbury, PA 17801.