John "Pops" Robert DeRosa

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John "Pops" Robert DeRosaI am a Veteran.

of Harrison, AR

May 8, 1953 - October 4, 2021

John Robert DeRosa, age 68, of Harrison, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, in Harrison. John was born in Oakland, California to Robert and Betty DeRosa on May 8, 1953.

John served as a Marine in the armed services and proudly fought for our country in Vietnam. Later, John provided for his family by driving a truck cross country. John had many friends; he was known to help anyone in need. John was known as Pops to many and lived up to that title very well.

John was preceded in death by his father, Robert DeRosa; his step-father, Bud Hatfield; his mother, Betty Jean Hatfield; his granddaughter, Gabriella DeRosa; his niece, Kristen Charlton; his brother-in-law, Allen Charlton; his sister-in-law, Brenda Charlton; and his ex-wife, Sherie DeRosa.

John is survived by his children, Royden Charlton, Jaime (Carlton) Williams, Diane DeRosa, and Patricia DeRosa; his siblings, Linda, Bobbie, Debbie (Dave) Martin, and Anthony DeRosa; his grandchildren, Breeanna, Tyler, Alexx, Paige, Renee, Monty, Maddy, Jordan, Jailynn, and Natalie; his nieces and nephews, Rick, Amber, Sarah, Shelby, Robbie, C.J., Joe, Chrissy, Troy, Pamela, Samantha, Justin, and Kailey; and honorably mentioned, Shirl Gray, Mary May (Steve), Chuck (Kathy) Charlton, and Paul Sexton.

There will be a celebration of life on October 16, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at a family member's home.

A special thank you to Samantha Harris.

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7 Condolence(s)
chuck Williams
Orcutt, CA
Sunday, October 17, 2021

I met John on West Taft Street in Santa Maria, Ca. he was 12, I was 15 we played basketball together for a good while and became the best of friends. John was my best man at my wedding in 1967. He and I did many things together, he was a true best friend, we were like brothers. It saddens me that he is gone, a heart of gold, I know he is in a much better place now. Rest in Peace my brother, you will never be forgotten.
I Love You Brother,
Chuck Williams,
Orcutt, California

Chuck and Kathy Charlton
Springfield, MO
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Chuck & John were almost life like long. friends. Chuck loved him as a brother and they had so many adventures. I didn'it have I the priveledge of knowing John. We thank you John for serving our great America in USMC. Rest in sweet peace John. You are deeply Loved and Missed by all. Bless you.

Donnia Miller
Richland, WA
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Stay strong, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Angel Gilliam
Harrison, AR
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

I’m forever grateful for you pops! It was an honor to witness you confess with your mouth & beleive in your heart that GOD is your savior! I’ll see ya when I get to heaven pops! Love you!

shirley gray
green forest,
Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Garry Torrence
Harrison, AR
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

A friend forever. I will truly miss you.

Diane Allison
Harrison, AR
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Oh daddy you were such an amazing dad and a hard workin son of a gun. You were a good daddy. I would not have traded you in for all the money In the world because our bond as father and daughter was priceless. God I love you and I miss you please keep Gabby till I get there.

Fly high my Prince I’ll see you on the other side pops