John David Derossett, 83, passed away September 7, 2020 following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s. He was born September 22, 1936 in Polk County, Missouri to Floyd & Effie Derossett. The last of 8 children. He was proceeded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, 1 sister, and sons Terry & Brett. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Donna, daughters Carla Finch (Richard), Lorie Akins (Hoyt), sister Betty Bushnell, grandchildren Brandi (Brent), Jason (Somer), Dustin (Naomi), and Summer (Jared), great-grandchildren Kelsey, Kyla, Alyssa, and Damian.
In 1965, John moved his growing family to Little Rock to establish Arkansas Distributors. He remained in the flooring industry until his retirement along the way launching many careers and creating life-long friendships.
In retirement, he spent most mornings at McDonalds with his friends, the old geezers club drinking coffee and solving the world’s problems. After coffee, you could always find him outside on his 2 acres, tackling the stick problem.
On behalf of the entire family, we would like to thank Kindred Hospice for the dedicated care and compassion shown to us all.
In light of current public health concerns a service will be held at a later date. His family is very grateful for your understanding, support and prayers in this difficult time.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400