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Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

920 Central Ave, Connersville, IN

OBITUARY

Edward Joseph Derringer

September 23, 1983December 15, 2019
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Edward Joseph Derringer, 36, of Louisville, Kentucky; formerly of Connersville, died Sunday, December 15, 2019. He will be missed very much, he was a very loving husband, father, son, brother and nephew. Eddie was born, September 23, 1983, to Edward Jesse Derringer and Mary (Maggie) Higbie Pitstick. He was a 2002 graduate from Connersville High School; Eddie moved to Louisville twelve years ago and started his own business. Owner and operator of Derringer Professional Flooring, he took pride in his business and his customers. Eddie also enjoyed his 1959 Ford Fairlane, which he restored. He also enjoyed going to car shows and anywhere he could find a Pizza King. He was an avid softball coach and sponsored several teams at Germantown Baseball Park. He was a big fan of the University of Kentucky, football and basketball teams. He was a member of the Kentucky and Indiana Carpenters Union Local #301, Knight of Columbus Jr. Squires, St. Gabriel and St. Stephen Martyr catholic churches. He was a faithful attendee of A.A. for twelve years. Eddie is survived by his wife: Lydia Marie Nichole Bailey Derringer; a son: Gavyn Lee Joseph Derringer; daughters: Karin Marie Derringer and Azlynn LaShaun Kennedy Foster all of Louisville, Kentucky; his mother Mary “Maggie” Pitstick and his dad Michael (Mike) Francis Pitstick of Connersville; his father: Edward Jesse Derringer and his wife Sonja, of Gleenwood; nephew: Levi Michael Robert Derringer of Connersville; brothers: Joshua Lee Derringer and his fiancé Amy Wolfe of Connersville; Jesse Dale Derringer and his fiancé Melissa of Neniva, Indiana; Carl Francis Pitstick of Connersville; sister: Mary (Maribeth) Elizabeth Pitstick of Greenwood, Indiana; aunts and uncles: Martha Ann (Earnest) Nobbe, Patty Lou Keenan, Kathleen (Brackie) Byrd, Georgetta Higbie, Danny Lutz, Melvin (Bev) Higbie, Marvin (Vicki) Hignbie,Valerie Higbie, Rose Tanskley, Debbie Paggett, Shawn Derringer Hardy, Robert Derringer, Beth White, Bart (Sue) Pitstick, Milissa Miller (Cliff Neal), Joseph Derringer, Scott Miller, Anita Faye Brown; brother in-law: Chris (Christina) Bailey of Greensburg, Indiana; Zack (Jessica) Bailey of Marion, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Melvin and Mary Higbie, Joseph and Roberta Derringer, William “Bill” and Leona “Toots” Pitstick; aunts, uncles and cousins; Donna Jean Lutz, Robby Higbie, Riley Pitstick, Brendan Higbie, Darrell Harrison and Willie Isaacs. Father and mother in-law: Gary and Karen Bailey. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2019, at St. Gabriel Church in Connersville with the Rev. Dustin Boehm officiating. Interment will follow at Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2019 and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for an educational fund for Eddie’s children.

Services

  • Visitation for Family & Friends Sunday, December 22, 2019
  • Rosary Service Sunday, December 22, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 23, 2019

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Phillip Fish

January 7, 2020

Very sorry to all the families..

Mary Jane Nichols

December 22, 2019

Mike and I are so sorry to hear this about Eddie, Always a nice and sweet person . We will be thinking of you all today.

George Higbie

December 21, 2019

Just 1 of many great memories we shared. Camping at the farm. 2001.

Layne Loden

December 21, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you in your time of need!

Fuzzy Lake

December 20, 2019

Dearest Lydia,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and the children in my prayers. I loved Eddie and you and pray that you will find strength to persevere.
Love ya,
Fuzzy

Randy Ketchum

December 19, 2019

Eddie and I went to school together and were friends since grade school we had a lot of fun and always remained friends and man o man the 59' I remember the lil blue bug lol we'll miss ya buddy ....
Sincerely,
Randy Ketchum

Emily Hardy

December 19, 2019

EddieJoe and I would always get into trouble even if it was something small. I will always remember we went to O’Charleys and I had a gift card and our bill was just under the amount of my gift card. I wanted to take home my chicken pot-pie I had left, but it was in a nice glass container. So what did he do, he put the whole thing (including the glass container) in the to-go box, we left the gift card on the table and left. I was about a sophomore in high school at the time and I thought I was for sure going to go to jail that day 😂. My other memory I will never forget is when EddieJoe came to town and one night we went bar hopping in Connersville, and I remind you I wasn’t even 21 yet. Lol. But I’m so happy and proud to say that EddieJoe has the privilege of taking me to my first bar :)
I was the closest cousin to EddieJoe. Almost every single time he was in town he always made sure to stop by to see me or to let me tag along on his adventures, and we would always go eat at Pizza King before he took me back home. Eddie Joe I hope they have BBQ pizza in heaven along with a cherry vanilla marshmallow coke. I miss you so much but I know I will see you again. This is not goodbye, but until we meet again. 💋

Dick and Mary Helen Hankins

December 19, 2019

Deepest sympathy to Eddie’s family and friends.

Krista Krueger-Hall

December 19, 2019

Maggie, Mike, Rose and the rest of Eddie’s Family and Friends....I am so very sorry for your loss....I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻

Amber Robinson

December 19, 2019

Prayers being sent out to his family. So sorry for your loss 💜

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Family is Everything!❤️

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Annual Higbie Hayride, 2018!

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Like father, Like Son. Twinning!

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2019 Family Vacation Hilton Head Island.

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Pure Love!❤️

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Scratchy Face Kisses from Dad.❤️

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Soulmates, forever & always!❤️

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There’s no love like a fathers love for his gorgeous girls!❤️

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Gavyns 9th Birthday, Joes Crab Shack.

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Goofy face masters!