OBITUARY

Derek Wayne Haigler

February 25, 1985March 31, 2021
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COLUMBIA - Derek Wayne Haigler passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of Donald Wayne Haigler and Cynthia Ann Cromer Haigler. A graduate of Dutch Fork High School, Class of 2003, he received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, biking, fishing, hunting, golfing, hiking, boating, and snow skiing. Derek loved to spend time with his son, two nieces, nephew, and family. He was a member of F3 Lake Murray.

Surviving are his parents of Irmo, SC; his five-and-a-half-year-old son, Keenan Haigler; sister, Kristin Haigler Sipe (Damon) of Irmo, SC; nephew, Brayden Sipe; two nieces, Carter and Riley Sipe; maternal grandmother, Peggy Cromer of Columbia, SC; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Harold “Bill” Cromer, Sr. and paternal grandparents, Julius “Ed” and Betty Haigler.

A Celebration Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2021, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, https://afsp.donordrive.com

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com

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  • Celebration Visitation

    Monday, April 5, 2021

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Derek Wayne Haigler

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Gary and Pam Robinson

April 11, 2021

Dear Haigler Family,
We are so very sorry. We remember the wonderful times at Dutch Fork Baptist and Derek was a wonderful young man. He had such wonderful examples in is life including parents and grandparents. He was so fortunate to have all of you including a sweet sister. Your family is in our prayers. Love, Gary and Pam Robinson

Robin Edenfield

April 10, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.

Earl & Cathy Long

April 10, 2021

Donnie,Cindy, Kristen & Family,
We were so very sorry to hear of Derek’s passing. Please know that you all are in our thoughts & prayers. We pray for peace,comfort & rest for you. God’s blessings on you all! We Love You!
Earl & Cathy

Richard Taylor

April 6, 2021

Donnie, Cindy, Kristin and family, our hearts were broken to hear that Derek had passed away. He was such a loving, caring young man.
Praying for comfort and peace that only God can provide at this time. Know that we love you and are here for you and the family.
“Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you oh Lord are with me.”
Richard & Gail

Barbara Corpus

April 5, 2021

My dearest Derek. It was just last Sunday March 28th 2021. We were all together at my house. Chillin', talking, eating, and laughing. I don't know what happened from that day until today. It's all a blur to me now. I do remember us packing up your food and you leaving out of the house, but not before telling me that you loved me. I came to the door and hugged you and said that I loved you too. We're so glad that we got to know you and so grateful that we had you... at least for a little while. We will never forget the sunshine in your smile. Take your rest my beloved friend,(FAMILY). I love you always...."Then God whispered your name. That's when everything changed. We're never going to be the same. Since God whispered your name.... KEITH URBAN.

Melinda Lee

April 5, 2021

I am beyond heartbroken. I taught Derek in high school and just recently sent him a note on facebook after seeing his picture with his son. Who could forget that smile? I certainly never did. I pray for peace and comfort for his entire family...for all of us. This loss is hard.

Belinda Bradley

April 5, 2021

My sparring partner....what didn't we fuss about, then crack up laughing....FOOD, you repairing things in my house for me, which you never did...LOL. I will never forget our last time and conversation spent with our families, our last correspondence...where you told me something that meant very much to me and I will cherish it forever. Derek, your presence will be sorely missed. I'm gonna miss you Buddy.

Christin Elkins

April 4, 2021

You had such a beautiful soul. I'll never forget all the summers growing up. We literally would spend almost every weekend on the boat with everyone as a family. From going tubing to water skiing to the big cookouts at woodman of the world. You truly will be missed by so many but your memory will carry on for a lifetime. From all of your corny jokes to just being there for everyone when they needed it. Fly high my sweet cousin. I'll see you again in day. Make sure you watch over us everyday 🥺❤️

Michelle Huber

April 4, 2021

Dear Donnie and Cindy - and all of the family - I am beyond sad to hear of Derek's passing. All my love and prayers -

Michelle

Jim & Renee Olenick

April 4, 2021

So very sorry! We are praying for Peace & Comfort!
Love Jim & Renee Olenick

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