Walter G. "Butch" Derr, Jr., age 66, of Shippensburg, PA passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at his residence.
He was born December 31, 1949 in Carlisle to the late Walter G. Sr. and Velma (Eichelberger) Derr.
Butch was a 1968 graduate of Carlisle High School and was owner/operator of BJ's Lawn Service in Shippensburg for over 25 years. He was a member of the Shippensburg and Big Spring Fish and Game Clubs.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judith Derr of Shippensburg; five children, Tammy (and husband Ted) Gitt of Shippensburg, David Hollenbaugh and companion Carole Blevins of North Port, FL, Keith Derr and companion Kelli Zeigler of Carlisle, Michael Hollenbaugh of Shippensburg and Kelli (and husband David) Shenk of Newville; three siblings, Linda Billig of Winter Springs, FL, Sandra Lehman of Carlisle and Bonnie (and husband Robert) Logan of Leesburg, FL; five grandsons; three granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by two half-sisters, Edna Wadel and Ruth Cox and a grandson, Sam Gitt.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA with Pastor Stan McCammon officiating. Burial will follow at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens. There will be a viewing at the funeral home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2016 and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SpiraTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202 or to Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17101.
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