August 29, 1960 ~ January 2, 2019

Born in: Memphis, Tennessee
Resided in: Commerce City, Colorado

Derrell Clark was born on August 29, 1960, in Denver, Colorado, to his parents, Bobbie Clar, and Ted Mcgrew. He was the eldest child of four boys.  Derrell was raised and educated in Denver, Colorado.  Derrell was raised surrounded by his brothers, Dan, Darwin, and Dwaine.  His siblings remember Derrell as a child having playful ways and creativity in humoring himself and others.  He was always laughing and smiling.  Derrell was a very good pencil artist.

Derrell received his formal education from Denver Public Schools, he attended Manual High School then enlisted in the United States Army, where he was trained in telecommunication.  He was stationed in Turkey, Germany, and finished his tour at Fort Carson, Colorado.  He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on July 1975. Derrell had an entrepreneur spirit and dream someday owning his own semi-truck.  Later, Derrell received the CDL License.

In 2013, he suffered multiple illnesses from meningitis which led to other complications which he never fully recovered.  He was in and out of hospitals/rehab centers and nursing facilities.  Through all his trials and tribulations, he always managed to keep a positive attitude, warm smile, sense of humor.  Derrell was a very kind and loving person.

Derrell’s spiritual belief was strong, always giving God praises, and he did not belong to a church.  In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, cooking, and love spending time with his family.  His favorite food was menudo, greens, neck bones and chicken.

Derrell Clark departed his life on January 2, 2019, in Aurora, Colorado, and leaves to cherish his memory; his wife Peggy Clark and 11 children, Nikishia Clark, Giovanni Clark, Derrell Clark, Fatima Clark, Dominic Clark, Derrell Clark Junior, Stacy Clemons, Corey Clemons, Marcus Clemons, Quniton Oderson, Tamika Oderson.  And grandchildren, Ra’Jon Joseph, Jovai M-Clark, Na’jahalay M-Clark, Lafon Clark, Ajah Clark, Ivahnee Clark, Aaliyah Clark,   He will be terribly missed by his brothers, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.




Visitation: January 14, 2019 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: January 15, 2019 10:00 am

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Interment: January 15, 2019 1:30 pm

Fort Logan National Cemetery
4400 West Kenyon Avenue
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 781-0117

Room: Staging Area B

Reception: January 15, 2019 2:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

Room: Reception Center - Following the interment

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  1. My heartfelt condolences are extended to the family, friends and loved ones of Derrell. The loss of a loved one is the most painful thing anyone has to go through. Revelation 21:4 brings out “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

    Please know that even strangers are thinking of you & your family at this sad time as you mourn now, know that soon you will be reunited with Derrell by means of the resurrection promised in John 5:28 – Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice.

    Jesus loved children and demonstrated that love by resurrecting Jairus’ daughter [Luke 8:49-56]. These and many other comforting scriptures are found and discussed on

  2. Sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to the family, relatives, friends and loved ones of Derrell Clark. My heart was deeply saddened to hear of his homegoing. There are many things in life we may not understand. No one knows the extent of the suffering and mental anguish a person silently goes through, except the individual himself But one thing I do know, is when God takes that person home, he is finally healed. So rejoice. because his suffering is over. May God bless you all.

    Dr. Barbara Clark, Pastor, and the
    Breaking Free Outreach Ministry Family

  3. To the family, friends loved ones of Derrell Clark I would like to extend condolences to all. My heart was deeply sadden to hear of his homegoing. No one knows the pain and mental anguish that a person goes through except that individual himself. One thing I do know is when God takes an individual home,…he is healed. Be encourages and rejoice because the battle is over and Derrell is suffering no more.

    Dr. Barbara Clark, Pastor and the
    Breaking Free Outreach Ministry Family

  4. Dear cousin I can’t express the hurt and pain I feel just knowing you’re gone.We were very close and I remember our first concert together the Jackson 5 we had a good time.Derrell was the first person to show me how to cook a hamburger b/c mine would always shrink, he said here cousin as he pored water in the pot he said this is the key.Thats just a couple of things I could always remember. You will truly be missed cousin love Kim Diarra❤️😢

  5. Its not goodbye cousin. Its see you later for
    At Acts 24:15 Jesus says, “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”
    Longing for that time when I will see you again in the beautiful earthly paradise that Jehovah promises us.

    The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.”Psalm 37:29“

    The earth remains forever.”Ecclesiastes 1:4

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