THOMAS CLAYBORNE "Clay" DERRICK, age 53 of Athens, Tenn. a devoted Husband, Father, Brother, Son and " Bapaw" passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 in Charleston, Tenn. He was born in Bradley County, Tenn., lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a son of the late James Morris and Martha Jo McClure Derrick. He attended Central Baptist Church and was an employee of Resolute Forrest Product (Bowater Paper Co). for 34 years where he was on the Emergency Response Team and was a member of the HAZMAT of McMinn County. He was a member of The Goodfellows. He was an avid deer hunter.
Preceded in death by
Funeral services will be 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Bernard officiating.
Interment will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday at Foster Cemetery.
Active pallbearers Coy Harbison, David Rountree, Jeremy Rountree, Chris Pickel, Jeff Parris, and Jeff Kelsey.
Honorary pallbearers will be the ERT of Bowater.
The family will recieve friends from 6-8 Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Resolute ERT Team, c/o 5020 Hwy 11, Calhoun, TN 37309.
Those unable to attend may send condolences at www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Thomas-Derrick
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.