Michael Derryberry Obituary
 
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Michael Gavin Derryberry Sr.

December 28, 1944 - August 15, 2010
Obituary

Michael Galvin Derryberry, Sr., 65, died Sunday morning, Aug. 15, 2010, in a Houston hospital. Michael was born in Baytown, on Dec. 28, 1944. He attended Horace Mann Jr. High and Rpbert E. Lee High School. Michael was known as a "talented" pipefitter and worked in and around the Baytown area refineries until sustaining a debilitating back injury after falling from a scaffold at work on the Houston Ship Channel. Michael enjoyed fishing and boating and spent many years building a steel hull fishing boat that he rode out a hurricane in, while tethered to a dock on Cedar Bayou. He had a passion for his motor bike, and was known for preparing...
Michael Galvin Derryberry, Sr., 65, died Sunday morning, Aug. 15, 2010, in a Houston hospital.
Michael was born in Baytown, on Dec. 28, 1944. He attended Horace Mann Jr. High and Rpbert E. Lee High School. Michael was known as a "talented" pipefitter and worked in and around the Baytown area refineries until sustaining a debilitating back injury after falling from a scaffold at work on the Houston Ship Channel. Michael enjoyed fishing and boating and spent many years building a steel hull fishing boat that he rode out a hurricane in, while tethered to a dock on Cedar Bayou. He had a passion for his motor bike, and was known for preparing delicious meals and barbecue.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Alvin and Gladys Derryberry; brothers, Alvin and R.C Derryberry and daughter Michelle Grigsby.
He is survived by his son, Michael "Mickey" Gavin Derryberry, Jr. and wife Tess Derryberry of Baytown; sister, Dolores "Dodie" and husband Jerry Everard of Montgomery; son-in-law, Pat Grigsby of Baytown; granddaughters, Nessa Derryberry and Shelby Grigsby; step-granddaughter, Devyn Istre; grandsons, Gavin Derryberry, Ryan Grigsby, all of Baytown; nephews, Lonnie Schatz of Atlanta, GA, Hans Schatz of Scottsdale, AZ, Thomas Derryberry of Highlands, David Derryberry of Douglas and Mark Derryberry of Wallisville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Baytown Funeral Home, Baytown, TX.

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