Joseph Thomas Derby was born in Kansas City, Mo., on May 7, 1959, and died at home on June 29, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Myron Lee Derby, and stepfather, Max G. Mittelstedt. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Ann DeMarea; brother, Michael Derby; sister, Catherine Johnson (Mark); and by an aunt, nieces, and cousins. Joe earned a Bachelor's Degree in Photography and Ceramics and was a gifted artist and musician. He worked as a self- employed house painter. There will be a private burial. McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-753-6200

Funeral Home

McGilley Midtown Chapel
20 West Linwood Blvd Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-6200

Published in Kansas City Star on July 9, 2013