John Robert Derrington, an employee of
Hendrix Drilling Co., was found dead in his bed at his home at 305 East Third street by his mother, Mrs. John Delmar Derrington, at today.
He had been under medical care and death apparently was the result
of natural causes.
His father, John Delmar Derrington, is
seriously ill in deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Coroner Merle a Weisinger said a
post-mortem autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home.
When the mother, nee Esther Louise Kapperman,
and sister of the deceased, Mrs. Betty Stevens, R. R. 3, Mt.Vernon, returned to the Derrington
home about last night from the Evansville hospital, their son and brother was
reading in bed. He got up, inquired about his father and returned to bed.
A "fishing job" on an oil lease on Point township
where he was employed had temporarily idled the drilling crew member and he
slept late yesterday and planned to do so again today. Consequently his
mother did not go into his bedroom until .
The deceased was unmarried and resided with his parents.
In addition to
his mother and sister, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Derrington, Evansville.