LAKELAND - Ryan Patrick Derr, 29, passed away on Dec. 11, 2013 as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Ryan was born in Tampa, FL on Dec. 16, 1983. He was an Army veteran, having served three tours in Iraq, and received numerous medals including the Valor Medal. Ryan was a manager for Shoot Straight, and was a member
of Orange United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge #1291. He enjoyed gun collecting and working with youth.
Ryan was preceded in death by his father, Gary Derr.
He is survived by his
fianceé, Danielle Dion; children, Kayla - 16, Jordan - 14, Andrew - 10 and Ty - 9; father, Steve Masterton Char Fisher ; mother, Heather Derr John Isham ; siblings, Cody, Karl, Ashley, Morgan and Holly; grandmothers, LaVerne Derr and Rita Masterton; and his Shoot Straight family and friends.
A visitation will be held Sunday from 2-5 pm at Gentry Morrison Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Rd., Lakeland. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Battle Buddies or the Wounded Warriors.
Published in Ledger from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2013