Born on Apr. 25, 1996 in Elmira, Derek was the cherished son of Linda Pierce, Gillett; brother to Amanda Morse, husband Alexander Morse; and is survived by his maternal Grandparents John and Shirley Divel, his beloved cousin Katie Parks-Divel, his aunts and uncles, Eddie Divel, Linette and Steve Wintermute, Sue and Don Price, Johnny Divel, Dale and Sharon Roy, and many cousins.
Derek was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 2014.
He was pursuing a degree in criminal justice from Mansfield University.
An outdoorsman, Derek enjoyed hunting and fishing. A private burial will be held at Gillett Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a Gofundme page has been set up in honor of Derek and we encourage those that loved Derek to spend a moment outside in nature to think of him.
Caywood's Funeral Home and Gardens, LLC, Elmira, is assisting the family with arrangements.