Joseph Leroy Derrow

July 14, 1944 - June 26, 2019
Joseph Leroy Derrow

Joseph Leroy Derrow, 74, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Joe was born July 14, 1944, in Moundsville, WV, a son of the late Charles and Millie (Springer) Derrow. He was retired from McKeen Security, Inc. and was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Thomas Derrow; and five sisters, infant Sally Ann, Pricilla Woods, Jane Gump, Marie Hall and Pat Kettler. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Derrow; a sister, Hazel Smith; a daughter, Brenda (Donnie) Simmons; a grandson, Jessie (Brynn) Simmons; a great-grandson, Reed Simmons, all of Martinsburg, WV; a son Charles Derrow of Moundsville; two step-sons, Jason (Timberly) Allen and Jeremy (Wilda) Allen; two step-granddaughters, Abbie and Peyton Allen; and two step-grandsons, Jeremy Jr. and Aaron Allen.

There will be no visitation. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville. Online condolences may be offered to the family at carechapel.com.


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  • June 29, 2019
    Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Joseph Leroy Derrow, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Joseph Leroy Derrow, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †