David Derby

David E. Derby, 60, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 14, 2023 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield.

A memorial service for David will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 22nd, at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Inurnment will be at the Pleasant Point Cemetery, rural Mt. Pleasant. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfh.com

Dave was born August 22, 1962 in Muscatine, IA, the son of Ronald Derby. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant Community High School in 1980. Dave then attended Indian Hills Community College for its Truck Driving Academy. On July 10, 1981 in Mt. Pleasant, Dave was united in marriage to Teresa Denise Housh.

Dave’s working career involved being an over-the-road semi-truck driver. He drove for several companies, both as an employee and as a contracted owner/operator. When time allowed, Dave enjoyed boating, camping and fishing.

Survivors include his wife 42 years, Teresa; his mother-in-law, Mary Housh of Mt. Pleasant; an uncle – William “Bill” Derby and 2 cousins – Mary Berns and Jim Buck.

His father, an aunt – Janet Buck and his grandparents precede in death.