of Little Rock, AR
February 25, 1948 - November 3, 2021
John Wayne Derden, 73, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at his home. He was born February 25, 1948 in Los Angeles, California to John and Geraldine Derden. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a retiree of Chicopee Manufacturing in NLR, Arkansas. He was a kind, gentle man and loved his family and his four-legged best friend, Bosco. He enjoyed learning anything about everything, reading, photography, hiking, and cooking. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Debra, his daughter, Kristen Nolley (Aaron) of Maumelle; his son, Roger Coburn (Julie) of Little Rock; his sister, Patricia Derden of Cabot; his grandchildren, Jonathan and Samuel Coburn, Scarlet and Chloe Bordelon, and Elliott Nolley. A celebration of John's life will be held Monday, November 8, at 2:00 pm at Roller Chenal Funeral Home at 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock AR 72211. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Pulaski County Humane Society, www.warmhearts.org
Debra, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of John. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love.
So deeply sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to your family.Stacey, Jay, Meredith, Alex & Tanner
Deep sympathies for your loss. So grateful for the hope of the resurrection and your being reunited one day.
So very sorry to learn of your loss Will be lifting you all in prayer. Sincerely, BJ
My deepest sympathy to you Debra, Roger and Kristen. I will be praying for comfort for all of you🙏❤️🙏❤️
My deepest sympathy to you Debra, Roger and your family. May you find peace in God’s love.
He was a great guy. Loved talking photography with him. He will be missed.
When we were in our late teens John and I became close friends. God gave John a gentle spirit, thoughtful demeanor and a great smile. I never heard him raise his voice. He was a special person and loved by many people.
Sending love, hugs and prayers. Love you, Aaron,Scarlet, Chloe and Elliott with my whole heart❤️
Rest In Peace, Sailor. Say hello to Neptune.