Edward Philip Derks, 68 years old, Ormond Beach, passed peacefully in his sleep July 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 25, 1945 in Madisonville, LA. Edward studied aeronautical engineering at Georgia Tech and Embry Riddle; and was a Master Carpenter. He was an integral part of Ormond Beach with many lifelong friends. He loved motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his former wife and mother of his children Janie Eatman Williams Derks Finton; father Philip G. Derks; and mother Audrey S. Derks. Survivors include his daughters: Deborah M. Boemanns, 48 yrs old ("Bill" William), Katherine M. Dodson, 47 yrs old (John); son Stephen P. Derks, 44 yrs old (Sherie); grandchildren: Michael Boemanns (21), Christina Boemanns (19), Bryan Boemanns (15), Margaret Dodson (22), Amanda Dodson (19), Sean Dodson (17), Sebastian Derks (5), Gabriel Derks (2); and sister Gayle D. Furman. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, Ormond Beach. Interment will follow at Shady Rest Cemetery in Hollly Hill. Celebration of Life Memorial will be Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the UU Society, Ormond Beach.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 25, 2013