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Derrick J. Burkey, 17, of Sanford, passed away on September 29, 2018. He was born on December 13, 2000 to David DeGroat and Crystal (Gott) Pieper.

Derrick enjoyed working on cars, being outdoors and fishing. He was an avid cook and was on his way to the Navy.

Derrick is survived by his mother Crystal Pieper (Robert Shook), his father, David (Shelly) DeGroat, siblings; Angelica (Harrison) Armstrong, Chase (Rebecca Cook) DeGroat, Courtney Pieper, Chelsey Shook (Amanda Phillips) Brady (Cassidy Butters) Shook, Michael Pieper, Reece DeGroat, nieces and nephews, Alexander Armstrong, Aryanna Shook, Helayna Shook and Kaiden Shook. He is also survived by his grandmothers, Gladys Bills, Deborah Zelezney, Nancy Rhodes, Roberta Shook and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial visitation will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4-7pm at Smith-Miner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in Derrick’s name.

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