Mr. David Derrickson, known to many as “Nunz,” passed away Nov. 20, 2021.
He was born April 17, 1970, in Salisbury, Md., a son to the late Evans and Kathie (Brawley) Derrickson.
He was a member of Union Baptist Church, Accomack Lodge #243, and devoted his time graciously as a member of the Sons of American Legion Post 159 and the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.
He graduated Chincoteague High School in 1988 where he was not only a lifelong CHS Pony fan but also a seriously devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, VT Hokies, and Dale Earnhardt. Not only was he passionate about his family but also found that Corvettes and Pink Floyd brought great joy to him, and you could often see him cruising in his Steelers yellow Corvette jamming to the tunes of his favorite band.
David is survived by his devoted and loving sister, Danielle Nicole Harris, and her husband, Matt, nephew, Ethan Harris, and niece, Lydia Harris, all of Montoursville, Pa.; two uncles, Rick Brawley and his wife, Kathy, of Galion, Ohio, and Woody Brawley and his wife, Teresa of Mabelvale, Ark.; several cousins; and tons of special friends on the Eastern Shore and beyond who will miss his quick smile, kind heart, and joking ways; and by his sweet kitty, Sanchez. David was preceded in death by his loving parents, whom he missed greatly and without fail, spoke of them daily.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Salyer Funeral Home Inc. on Chincoteague Island, and will be immediately followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m., at Mechanics Cemetery on Chincoteague Island, with the Rev. Kevin Eley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 691, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336, or to the Eastern Shore SPCA, P.O. Box 264, Onley, VA 23418.