Michael Gavin Derryberry Sr.

December 28, 1944August 15, 2010

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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Bobby Pattillo

September 10, 2010

I'm very sorry for your loss. We had alot of fun hanging out with your Dad as kids. We will be thinking of your family.

August 25, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Mike for many years back even when he was married to Doris Arabie. Mike, was an intelligent, kind, loving, Man and will be missed by many. Elaine Carter Brown

Nyna & Bret

August 20, 2010

Dodie and family, we were very sorry to hear of Michael's passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Cochran

August 20, 2010

Mickey - I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My sincere condolences. Michelle Williams Cochran

Beverly Arnaud

August 20, 2010

I was sorry to hear the lost of Michael.My prayers and thoughts go out to the families of his son and his sister Dodie. May God comfort you in your time of need. Love you cousin, Beverly Comeaux Arnaud.

August 20, 2010

I was so sorry to hear that you lost Michael. I know losing all of your brothers leaves you feeling so "abandoned". I will never stop missing my brother Butch. Michael's family is also in my prayers. I know they don't know me but I have fond memories of Michael when we were kids and our families got together.
Nancy Sorrells Oliver (Roonie)
P.S. Dodie, of course I lost your email address.

Harry Jones

August 20, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

August 19, 2010

Tess and Nessa, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that Juliana and I are in constant prayer for you and your family. We send all our love to you. Liz and Juliana Yolland

Kim Kelley-Findlay

August 19, 2010

Mickey and family~My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time. May God comfort you and grace you.

August 19, 2010

Dodie, Mike and I are very sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. Prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
Mike and Wanda Burch