Omer Derrell Dreher
October 19, 1926 – July 16, 2021
Omer Derrell Dreher (also known as O.D. or Derrell) 94, of Little Rock, passed away on July 16, 2021. He lived his whole life in the Ironton Community of Little Rock, AR. He was born on October 19, 1926 to the late George and Laura Bailey Dreher. He was a lifetime member of Ironton Baptist Church and became a Deacon in 1980. Mr. Dreher graduated from Fuller High School, Sweet Home, AR in 1944. He joined the Navy and served from October 1944 to March 1946. He was Seaman First Class on the USS Mathews in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He was a member of the Carpenters Union and was Construction Superintendent on many landmark buildings in Little Rock and across the state. He married Frankie McCumpsey Dreher on August 12, 1950. They enjoyed many retirement years camping, traveling, attending school and sports activities with their children and grandchildren. They made multiple Mission Trips with the Church and were always active in projects with the Church. He is survived by children; Linda Russenberger (Frank), Marsha Robertson (David), Virginia Pollard (Stanley), Darlene Davis (Dennis) and Bill Dreher (Renae); 10 Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Especially close to him these last years were; Shirley Maus, Mildred McGinness, Eugene Dreher, Gary Dreher and Lorene Page. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Frankie Dreher, his parents, three brothers Edward Dreher, Floyd Dreher and Charlie Dreher and a sister Hazel Johnson. Graveside Service will be held Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park, 7401 Highway 5N in Alexander by Rev. Dr. Sidney Thompson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ironton Baptist Church Building Fund, 14718 Ironton Cutoff Road, Little Rock, AR 72206.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Omer Derrell Dreher
July 23, 2021
I began working for O D in 1963 and worked for and with Imar until he retired. Then we continued visiting by phone.
He was a good, honest man to work for. I enjoyed my days with him. Bob
July 22, 2021
So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Derrell. My Mom Lorene and all of us always enjoyed his calls and visits. I’m sure everyone in the area will truly miss his kindness.
We’ll all miss him always but remember he not only gained his wings, he earned them. Such a truly good guy.
My condolences to all of you
Sharon Page Griesemer
July 20, 2021
We always appreciated Uncle Derrell visiting and calling mom, Dorris. He was always a joy to be around. So sorry for his passing.
Luann and Annette