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John David Derossett, 83

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


  • Larry Burt Posted September 10, 2020 7:33 PM

    So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing Carla. Prayers for your dad and praying for you and your family for comfort

  • Janis Head Posted September 10, 2020 7:50 PM

    God bless you and your family.

  • Keith and Brenda Maddock Posted September 10, 2020 8:06 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time.

  • Peggy and Zack Wood Posted September 10, 2020 8:37 PM

    I am so sorry honey.

  • Gail Brown Posted September 10, 2020 8:38 PM

    Carla I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Melinda Thompson Posted September 11, 2020 12:23 AM

    I stopped by to visit John and Donna a few years ago and John sat down with me and told me all about his grandchildren, pulling photos from his wallet to show. It was obvious that he loved his family very much. I’m sure they will all miss him.

  • Rita Newman Posted September 11, 2020 10:35 AM

    Prayers for you and your family, Carla! Sending love!

  • Doris Whitcomb Posted September 11, 2020 8:28 PM

    So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with y’all 🙏❤️🙏

  • Edd Ridings Posted September 12, 2020 6:14 AM

    I’m gonna think about John every time I eat Pizza! We had a lot of great times! Yup!

  • Beverley Rososki Posted September 12, 2020 10:01 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss Donna, and family. You are a sterling example of taking care of a loved one through your husband’s illness.

  • Tracey Betts Posted September 13, 2020 6:28 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Douglas Chafton Posted September 22, 2020 12:54 PM

    I am sorry for all of you
    prayers our helpful .
    i thought a lot of John spent
    a lot of years doing business
    with him ,and friends.very sorry.

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2620 West Main Street
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