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Rev. Dorsey Derrick

Rev. Dorsey Derrick
  • September 1, 1934 - February 10, 2013
  • Creston, formerly of Weldon, Iowa

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“I am glad I married into the family in time to see our kids playing with Dorsey and Carolyn and the chickens and horses and dogs on the farm. We are...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Nichole Derrick

“Thank you Dorsey for always being so glad to see friends new or old. For making them feel special with your smiles and your words. Thank you for...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Marcy (Huffman) Fadness - Decorah, IA

“We remember Dorsey and his love for his Lord, his family, and his church. "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Dennis & Vicki Huffman - IA

“Paul was a coworker of Dorsey's for many years. He & Carolyn were quick to befriend us as a couple upon our arrival here, & invited us to eat with...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Paul & Jeanne Chesnut - Osceola, IA

“Just as I would have expected, there are many lovely messages to Dorsey's family because of his great service to the communities where he lived and...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Gibson - Osceola, IA

“Dorsey was a great friend to our family. We met Dorsey when our daughter was in his class at school and then through church. That grew into a true,...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Bob and Glenda Reasoner - Osceola, IA

“Not only was he my pastor, he was a surrogate father to me while I was living in Iowa. Ever encouraging, he guided me down my spiritual path as well...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Willow Rosenblatt - Roanoke, VA

“A good man. A great pastor. A wonderful father. A faithful friend. I'll see you there Dorsey! ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Dick Keul - Altoona, IA - Friend

“Mr. Derrick was my 4t grade teacher. He was always very good to me and had been a friend of the family for many years. You will be missed sir. ”
9 of 30 | Posted by: Michael J. Spencer

“Mr. Derrick was my TAG teacher in elementary and I always had so much fun in his class. He was always so friendly and nice. My condolences to his...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Shannon Mayhew - Truro, IA

“Thoughts and prayers to all of the Derrick family during this sad time. ”
11 of 30 | Posted by: Lois Short - Osceola, IA

“Mr Derrick was my 5th grade teacher and one of my favorites, he was funny, kind, and thoughtful, he willbe missed greatly ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Rebecca Smith - Osceola, IA

“I taught next door to Dorsey for several years at North Elementary. He was like a mentor to me, full of encouragement, humor, and advice my first...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Sue Body

“Rev. Derrick baptized me when I was 14, and was a guiding force in pointing me in the direction to walk with Christ. I thank him for putting up with...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Patty Benton (Foreman) - Aurora, CO

“Mr. Derrick was my 4th grade teacher. I always remembered him and I really enjoyed being in his class. RIP Mr. Derrick. My thoughts and prayers to...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Brenda White - WAUKEE, IA

“Dorsey was my 4th grade teacher, my pastor, my employer,and my friend. I will never forget the things he taught me about life, people, farm work, god...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Travis VerSteegt - Ankeny, IA

“To Mrs Derrick and the Derrick Family.I was so saddened today to hear of Mr Derricks passing,I had him as my 6th grade teacher the first year he...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: RayDean Parmer - harrison, AR

“A wonderful teacher that will be greatly missed. I was privileged to be one of his students and will never forget him as one of my favorite teachers....Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Megan Ransom - Elko, NV

“A great man. He is the only teacher that I ever thought back on and wondered what happend with him. I can truly say with out thought He is the reson...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: David Edwards - Albia, IA

“I will never for get Mr. Derrick. He was one of my favorite teachers! His class was always fun & he kept me interested in whatever he taught! Rest In...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Manda (Penick) Wright - Osceola, IA

“I have such wonderful memories of teaching with Dorsey at North and then at Weldon and East. He was always so positive and energetic...and lots of...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Joan Peterson - Osceola, IA

“RIP Mr. Derrick! Had you as a 6th grade teacher. You were the only person I have ever known that liked to eat "black" bananas! To this day whenever I...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Kathleen~Griffiths~Decker - IA

“Thoughts and prayers go out to all the Family. ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Mindy,Bruce Shelangoski - IA

“I will never forget Mr. Derrick. He was my 5th grade teacher and he was a great preacher. You will be missed! RIP ”
24 of 30 | Posted by: LeAnn Rychnovsky Cox - Osceola, IA

“Dear Dorsey family, A fellow teacher in Osceola shared the news of Dorsey's passing. We extend our sympathy and prayers for all of you. We...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Frank and Dianne Riley - Osceola, TN

“Im so sorry...he was one of my favorite teachers ever! It broke my heart to read of his passing. ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: amber ( moomey) whitlow - osceola, IA

“Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Dorsey and how he made everyone feel special at school and in Church. His stories...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Rose Olson - Murray, IA

“One of my most favorite teachers of all time! Always had so much fun in his class. Until the day he read a note I was passing to a boy I liked in...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Amy Reece O'Hare - Rochester, MN

“I first met Bro. Dorsey after we moved to Iowa in 2003. He soon became one of my biggest encouragers. He took a genuine interest in me, my family and...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Woodie Ladnier - Lamoni, IA

“I will always fondly remember Dorsey for his significant contribution to the development of Southern Baptist work in Iowa, his work starting and...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Roger Graves - Ames, IA - Friend


Dorsey Eugene Derrick, 78, of Creston, formerly of Weldon died Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Clearview Homes in Mt. Ayr, IA. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. SATURDAY, February 22, 2013 at Crest Baptist Church, Creston, IA. Pastor Chuck Spindler and Dr. Brian Kaylor will officiate. Burial will be at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola, IA. Open visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Dorsey Derrick Family. Online condolences may be given at

Dorsey Eugene Derrick was born September 1, 1934 in Webster County, MO to Elisa Florence Richerson and John Wesley Derrick. He attended Elkland High School graduating in 1952. Dorsey was ordained as a minister in 1953 at the Candock Baptist Church, Lebanon, MO. He continued his education at Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, MO and later at Drury College, Springfield, MO graduating in 1960.

On August 21, 1956 Dorsey Derrick was united in marriage to Carolyn Eliza Bay at Shiloh Baptist Church in Robertsville, MO. They settled in Buffalo, MO where Dorsey taught elementary school. Dorsey also served as pastor to Candock and Plad (Tunas, MO) Baptist Churches and later to Union Mound Baptist Church, Elkland, MO. In 1961 Dorsey and his family moved to Robertsville, MO, where he taught for the next ten years at Vandover School. While Dorsey and his family were in Robertsville he served as pastor to the Shiloh Baptist Church and later to the Leslie Baptist Church, Leslie, MO.

In 1971, they moved to Weldon, IA where Dorsey taught school in Weldon and later in Osceola. He retired after a total of 40 plus years as an educator. Dorsey planted the First Baptist Church, Osceola, IA with services initially held in an old dentist office building near the Fareway Grocery Store and later in the current church building which was constructed under Dorsey's leadership. He served as pastor for a total of 27 years, before moving to Creston in 1999.

Dorsey was an active member of the Crest Baptist Church and actively involved in the Billy Graham Crusade. He enjoyed his horses and digging holes for his wife to plant trees in. He also played an active role in writing the constitution for the Baptist Convention of Iowa.

Dorsey is survived by his wife Carolyn Derrick of Creston; three daughters, Oma (husband Tom) Dixon of Fort Atkinson, WI, Carol (husband Doug) Kaylor of Jefferson City, MO and Rose (husband Scott) Sample of Billings, MT; two sons, John (wife Nichole) Derrick of Los Altos, CA and Wesley (wife Maria) Derrick of Palo Alto, CA; a brother Floyd Derrick of Rogersville, MO; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Dorsey was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Viola (husband Loren) Brashears, and a sister-in-law Vieta Derrick.