John Roderick McDermott, 85, of Byhalia, Mississippi, departed this life on February 4, 2020 in Memphis, TN. He was born on July 4, 1934 to John R., Sr. and Hadie Curd McDermott. John was a lifelong farmer and Korean Veteran. He loved going to church and was a member of Carey Chapel Baptist Church in Red Banks, Mississippi. He loved tractors, riding cutting horses and showing miniature horses. He loved his grandbabies and spending time with his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife: Carol O’Roark McDermott, his parents and 1 brother: Price McDermott.
John is survived by 1 son: Frank R. McDermott (Lisa) of Byhalia, Mississippi, 1 daughter: Lea Shannon Conway (James) of Byhalia, Mississippi, 5 grandchildren: Amber, Cayce, LeAnn, Parker and Price, 4 great-grandchildren: Kenneth, Cooper, Finley and Avery.
Memorial Service will be held Sunday February 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Carey Chapel Baptist Church, 170 Carey Chapel Road, Red Banks, Mississippi 38661.
Funeral service will be held Monday February 10, 2020 at 12 p.m. at Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Marked Tree, Arkansas.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105