We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home and Crematory
Michael Jeffrey DeRyder “Jeff”, 60, played his last chord on August 17, 2022. Jeff grew up in Hampton, VA and graduated from Kecoughtan High School, class of 1980. He worked for over 20 years as a Master Electrician. His true passion was his love of music and playing his guitar. Jeff played in numerous local bands throughout the Hampton Roads area.
Jeff is survived by his son, Michael Phillip DeRyder; granddaughter, Caroline Elizabeth DeRyder; stepson, Derek Austin Whiteside (Ashley); mother, Carolyn B. Nill; father, Leonard Joseph DeRyder, Jr. “Buddy”; stepmother, Dariene D. DeRyder; sisters, Terri DeRyder Hall, and Kathi DeRyder; nephews, Ben Topping (Nicole), and Brian Hall (McKenzie); great nephews, Easton and Graham Topping, and many other loving family and friends.
Jeff touched the lives of many people through his music and his memory will live on through those of us who were fortunate enough to know him and hear him play. Jeff would always want you to remember to let your soul shine!
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 28th from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Poquoson Yacht Club, 417 Messick Road, Poquoson, VA 23662.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or via web address at: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/PFFTribute/JeffDeRyder or text PFFTribute1133 to 71777
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The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago IL 60611