Kenneth Matlock Derr

July 17, 1950September 19, 2020

Kenneth “Ken” Matlock Derr, 70 of Stafford passed away at Mary Washington Hospital on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte; two sons, Andrew Matlock Derr and Joshua Walter Derr; daughter, Kelsey Marie Derr; two granddaughters, Virginia Renee and Harper Alia; and three sisters, Lois Anne Hoaks, Janete Lynne Christensen, and Rebecca Elaine Cline.

Inurnment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the American Kidney Foundation and or the American Heart Association.

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John Gabbert

September 25, 2020

I knew Ken for many years. Although we were both constantly busy and did not see each other often enough, I always felt his presence in my life.
Ken and I connected from the first meeting and every time after that, it was as if we had been close without interruption. That was just the way Ken moved through this world!
Safe journeys my friend!

Jerry Limoncelli

September 25, 2020

I had the great fortune to work with Ken over many years, I say 'work with' but it was much more 'rely on'. I first met Ken in the late 90's on my first big event in DC, and I never did another event there without him. Funny, brilliant, talented and always looking out to take care of others.

He was respected by all and will be missed.

Angela Wilson

September 25, 2020

my late husband and I worked with Ken for many years.

Always a kind and funny guy. Every morning , he would come to my office and say "what am I doing today?". He always scheduled shows and placed his full trust in me to make them happen.

He would, sporadically, hand me bonus checks for "keeping him in line and taking care of his clients "

Eventually we lost touch, but always knew each other was a phone call away.

Rest peacefully my dear friend

Bob Westerfield

September 25, 2020

I met Ken (and Andy) on the National Mall some years ago while we were staging the WWII Memorial dedication ceremony. It was hot, it was hard work and we all knew it was important. Ken's demeanor and mine meshed like fine gear work and made the project even more enjoyable than it otherwise would have been. His passing on what would have been my Mother's 108th birthday will always be with me to remember. Rest In Peace, you were the best Rred Nek I ever met!


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