Tommy J. Derringer age 78, of Van Wert, Ohio and former Jay County resident passed away Tuesday in the Van Crest Health Care Center. He was born in Jay County October 29, 1940 the son of Charlie and Ruth (Hastings) Derringer. He was married in 1962 to Betty J. Sills and she passed away in 2018. He was a supervisor for Dana Corporation in Marion and also had worked at Union City Body Co. He served in the US Marine Corps. He was a Portland Moose Lodge member, Alexandria Eagles Lodge, Jay County Conservation Club, North American Hunting and Fishing Association and American Rifle Association.
Surviving are one sister Nancy Derringer of Indianapolis. Four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty and a daughter Vicky Heimann, brothers Jimmy and
Bobby Derringer and sisters Patty Jo Kelly and Peggy Montgomery.
Funeral services will be Friday August 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Hines presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor