David Drake Young Derring, 9, of Batesville, Arkansas, passed away May 17, 2019 at Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 18, 2010. He is the son of Sidney Young, and Nicole (Gill) and Vernon Derring. David spent his life as a loving son, brother, and friend. David attended Southside Elementary School and had completed the 3rd grade.
David enjoyed swimming and playing video games. He was best known for his “hugs”. He loved whole heartedly and being open when he gave them. You could feel it as a spiritual gift to have at a young age. He loved animals and they loved him. He was his dad’s best buddy. Fly high baby boy and you were loved by many and hated by few.
David is survived by his mother and stepfather, Nicole and Vernon Derring of Batesville, Arkansas, father, Sidney Young of Fort Wayne, Indiana; brothers, Vernon Gene Derring, Jr. and Dakota Rain Young of Batesville, Arkansas; sisters, Cheyanne Jade Young and Acesa Elizabeth Derring both of Batesville, Arkansas; grandparents, David and Della Gene Billingsley, Sr. of Batesville, Arkansas; Jackie Fritz of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kurt Fritz of Fort Wayne, Indiana and great grandmother, Elaine Fritz of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by great grandfather, Allen Fritz of Fort Wayne, Indiana; great-great-grandmother, Lottie Kimes of Angola, Indiana; great grandfather, Jack Bayles of Bronson, Michigan and great grandmother, Sharon Knepp of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
A funeral service will be Friday, May 24, 2019 beginning at 2:00 PM at Doty Southside Funeral Service Chapel in Southside, 2180 Batesville Boulevard (870-569-8185). Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM until service time. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville, Arkansas.
Pallbearers include: Vernon Derring, Jr, Vernon Derring, Sr., David Billingsley, Sr., Dakota Young, Trevor Jones and Ronnie Deal.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Doty Southside Funeral Service.