Calvin Derringer

Published 6:19 pm Monday, April 15, 2024

Calvin Prentice “Penny” Derringer, 77, Harrodsburg, husband of Judith Ann (Stephens) Derringer, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at his home in Harrodsburg.

Born September 7, 1946 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Louis Calvin Derringer and Nancy Shirleen (Lay) (Derringer) Yates. He was a 1964 graduate of Mercer County High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. He served our country in the Army National Guard from 1966 until 1972. Penny was a quality engineer for IBM/Lexmark and after retirement he became a fulltime farmer which he loved. He was a diehard UK sports fan, enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and friends, hunting and spending time with his family whom he treasured. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Harrodsburg.

Survivors other than his wife include three sons, Kelly Lewis (Millie) Derringer of Crestwood, KY, John Douglas Derringer of Harrodsburg and Mark Thomas (Abby) Derringer of Berea, KY; three sisters Kathy (Roy Lee) Pulliam, Debbie Sue Moss and Ann Thomas (Scott) Huff all of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren Colin Joseph Derringer, Nolan Prentice Derringer, Griffin Ridge Derringer and Anderson Thomas Derringer all of Berea, KY, Jackson Derringer of Crestwood, Lainey (Josh) Roth of Louisville, Kody (Marissa) Arvin of Lexington and one great granddaughter Piper Roth of Louisville, several nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, and a host of close friends. Other than his parents, Penny was preceded in death by his stepfather Tommy Yates; a sister Connie Derringer, and maternal grandparents Marvin and Rebecca Lay.

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Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 8, 2024 at 11:00 am at Sims Funeral Services by John David Lay. Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2024 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Monday from 9:00 am until the hour of services.

A private family burial service will be held at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Lee Thomas Moss, Mason Moss, Justin Wilham, Casey Pulliam, Shane Prentice Moss, Colin Buckner and Tyler Sawyer.

Honorary bearers are Dennis Holiday, Jimmy McGlone, Kelly Bugg, Earl McRay, Jimmy Pearson, Jimmy Dale Hawthorne and a host of other friends and acquaintances.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Drive, Danville, Kentucky 40422.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at