Derriun F. Taylor was born December 24, 1970 to the late Marvin "Tim" Sikes and Ruby M. Sikes in Hayti Mo. He transition this life on April 11, 2020 in Forsyth, Georgia. He accepted Christ at an early age and was an active youth member at New Bethel Church. Derriun attended Portageville High School after graduation he attended Mingo Job Corp., later he furthered his education in San Francisco, California in culinary art school. Following in his father's footsteps he settled on a career in trucking obtaining his CDL from PTI where Tim was his trainer. He drove for several companies before making Gilster-Mary Lee his career choice. Derriun enjoyed life over the road. He never met a stranger. He talked to people everywhere he went, even if he didn't know you he was determine to make you laugh or just smile by any means necessary. He was preceded in death by his father Marvin "Tim" Sikes. Both grandfather's, Rev. Willie Eadie and Bill Taylor. grandmother, Mozell Taylor and great-grandmother Harriett Tisdell, and one special friend Elizabeth Blattel. He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother Ruby M. Sikes of Portageville, MO., one son Dematrium Holt of Wichita, KS. two daughters, Katie Taylor of St. Louis, MO. and Autumn Taylor of Perryville, MO., two sisters: Dianna (Joey) Williams of Maury City, TN. Yolanda (Jamaica) Smith of Springfield, MO., two brothers, Bryan Ray of Portageville, MO and Christopher Owens of Cape Girardeau, MO., paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Sikes, three uncles, Don (Gloria) Haynes of Chicago , IL., Willie-Joe Haynes of Milwaukee, WI., Stanley Whitaker of New Madrid, MO., seven aunts, Otherine (Odell) Moore of Chicago , IL., Rose Patterson and Linda Haynes both of Kansas City, MO., Brenda Kay (Reginald) West of Portageville, MO., Alisha Taylor of Milwaukee, WI., Betty White and Pearlie Taylor both of Phoenix, AZ, one granddaughter, 6 nephews, 6 nieces, 7 great-nieces, 1 great-nephew, cousins, other family and friends.
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