Richard ‘Norris’ Derrickson, 62

Richard “Norris” Derrickson, 62, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Derrickson was born in Lewes, Del., and raised in Ocean View, Del., son of the late Oliver M. Derrickson Sr. and Iona M. (Hickman) Derrickson. He was a graduate of Indian River High School.

He worked for the Sussex County Sewer Treatment Plant substation in Ocean View for several years before his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company and served as their fire police captain for several years. Derrickson was also an avid NASCAR fan, with Jeff Gordon being his favorite driver.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Oliver “Duke” Derrickson, Stephen Dean Derrickson and Robert T. Derrickson. He is survived by a grandson, Myron “Tate” Thomas V, and several cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del., where friends and family may call after noon. Interment will follow at Millville Cemetery in Millville, Del. Condolences may be sent online at