Joseph Anthony "Tony" Derryberry

Joseph Anthony “Tony” Derryberry, age 74, made an early and enthusiastic entry into heaven on July 28,2022. He was the youngest child of Charles and Frances Derryberry. 


A Nashville native, born 12/21/1947 he is survived by his wife Kathy Hurd Derryberry, children Holly (William) Huezo, Westlee and Thomas “Tad” Derryberry, two brothers Charles Jr. and Mike (Paula) Derryberry, one beloved sister Connie (Stan) Crawford, and he will always be  “GrumpDaddy” to his precious grandchildren Julie, Connor and Liam.


Tony spent his life in public service. He served in the U.S. Navy, formed the Young Christian Singles, served on the Metro Nashville Council and was very active in the community until his health began to fail. He was employed by the CSX Railroad and later the State of TN.  Tony loved discussion anywhere, anytime and he never met a stranger. He could talk to anyone about anything but  especially politics and religion. Not long after the conversation began you knew you might as well give up because no matter what you weren’t going to win. As much as he loved to argue, he loved to help others. He had the heart of a servant and always wished he could do more. He loved his chocolate chip ice cream, sharing stories about his life with his grandchildren and teaching them all he could, especially about God and the Bible. He loved God, his family and his dogs. In his words ”I’ve been blessed with a wonderful life!”


Visitation will be held at Lebanon Rd. Church of Christ, 2307 Lebanon Rd. Donelson TN  Friday August 5th from 4-6pm with a service immediately following.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made in the memory of “Tony Derryberry” to the Lebanon Rd Church of Christ Children’s Ministry

PO Box 140410, Nashville TN 37214