Derek McCormick

Alton |

Derek Thomas McCormick, 52, died at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Born October 16, 1970, in Alton, he was the son of Mary Frazier of Bethalto and the late Thomas McCormick. Mr. McCormick worked as a self-employed boat hauler. He loved boats, motorcycles, friends and family. On October 16, 2019, he married Melissa Gust in Las Vegas, NV. 

Along with his mother and wife, he is survived by three daughters, Alyssa, Alexis, and Myranda from Wood River, a grandchild, Windlyn Hippen of Alton, a brother, Kevin McCormick (Barbie) of Dow, two sisters, Kelly McCormick of Florissant, MO, and Lisa McCormick of Bethalto. Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Kathy Blasioli (Danny) of Wood River, sister-in-law, Kim Michiaels of Jacksonville, IL, brother-in-law, Phil Gust of Kane, nephew, Gage Mosher, and nieces, Aubrey, Emma and Libby McCormick and his best four-legged friend, Lily. Along with his father he was preceded in death by his Grandfather, Charles McCormick, Grandmothers, Maw Maw Ada McCormick and Betty Frazier, Great Grandma, Mildred Shuttleworth and three uncles, Rick McCormick, Larry McCormick and Michael Bloemker. 

A memorial visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made via Venmo to the family for medical expenses @melissa-mccormick-114 (1075) or sent to the funeral home. Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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