E.H. (Butch) Derr
Retired McAllen, TX, fire chief passes away
Vol. 27 Winter 2012
Graveside funeral services for retired McAllen, TX, fire chief Everett H. "Butch" Derr, 69, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 20) at Roselawn Cemetery in McAllen. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 19) at Kreidler Funeral Home, 314 N. 10th St., in McAllen.
Derr died Monday (Oct. 17) at the McAllen Medical Center in McAllen. Born on Feb. 10, 1942, Derr joined the McAllen Fire Department in September 1965. He was promoted to fire chief in May 1976, remaining in that position until he retired in February 2000 after 34 years with the department.
Derr is survived by his son, John Derr, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Samantha; grandchildren Christina, John Jr., Victoria and Katherine, and one great-grandson, Grayson. He is also survived by his sisters, Kay Sheldon and Virginia Fromlath and brother-in-law Gary Fromlath.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Lillie Derr.
Kreidler Funeral Home can be reached at (956)686-0234. To sign the guest book in Derr's hometown newspaper, CLICK HERE.