Mike had a major hobby and talent that he was obsessed with, and all who knew him know about it: playing the drums. He not only played in local bands in Branson, but he played across the United States and in foreign countries, including South Korea, Iceland, Greenland, and especially Germany. Mike was a man with a big heart who loved many people. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Rhana Derr; and stepdad, Jim Ramey.
Mike is survived by his daughter, Mayah Derr of Hollister, Missouri; son, Jackson Derr of Granite City, Illinois; girlfriend, Leslie Unthank of Branson, Missouri; his girls, Ashlee Hill and Emma Hill of Branson, Missouri; brother, Rick Jackson of Warrenton, Missouri; sister, Patty Carter-Jackson of Parker, Arizona; and many nieces, nephew, friends, and other family.
A family gathering will be held later to celebrate Mike’s life, cherish the memories, and listen to the music he made.