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Joey L. Dersham, Sr., 56, of Clinton, IA, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Memorial services will be held at 6:00PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Erie Baptist Church, 8th Ave. at 11th Street, Erie, IL. Friends may greet the family from 4:00PM - 6:00PM prior to the start of service. There will be no burial. Memorials may be made to the Dersham family. Gibson - Bode Funeral Home, Erie, is handling the arrangements.
Joey Lee Dersham was born July 9, 1960 in Dixon, IL. He was the son of Arthur Eugene, Sr. and Jane Schroeder Dersham. He attended the Erie Schools. Joey served in the US Army from 1978 to 1980. He married Peggy Hamm on July 2, 1987. Joey worked in the construction industry as an iron worker millwright / welder.
He belonged to the Eagles Club in Clinton and was always proud that he served in the Army. Joey was usually tinkering on something. He loved riding his motorcycle and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Surviving are his loving wife, Peggy Dersham, Clinton; children, Steven Manon (fiancé Katie Lawrence), Erie, Victoria Dersham (fiancée Sterling Wilbanks), Nocona, TX, Joey Dersham, Jr., Clinton, Christina Dersham (fiancée Cory Spencer), Thompson, IL; grandchildren, Bentley Manon, Hunter & Carson Taplin, Dallas, Jaxon & Sterling, Jr. Wilbanks, Jozelynn Dersham, Aireona Spencer; siblings, Robert (Sally) Dersham, Garden Plain, IL, Jeffery Allen Ragan, Scott Allen Ragan, Thomas Lee (Nanette) Osmer, Sheboygan, WI, Jill Olsen, Pam VanHise, Minonk, IL, Penny (Ragan) Kissee, Dixon, IL, Candy Marie (Ragan) Setchell. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur, biological mother, Foretta Marie (Heather) Reagan; and grandfather Wayne Dersham. Share a memory or condolence online at www.gibsonbodefh.com
Published on January 27, 2017
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