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Derek Thomas Carney, 25, of Terre Haute, passed away Sept. 25, 2017. He was born Aug. 11, 1992, in Terre Haute, to Thomas Carney and Angel Gess.
Derek loved sports, animals, and hanging out with his friends and his sidekick Kush.
Derek is survived by his parents, Thomas Rhue Carney and Angel Dawn Gess; stepfather, Stephen Kaperak Highsmith; sisters, Ashley Carney and Kaylie Carney; brothers, Stevie Highsmith (Madi Edwards), Shane Carney and Bryson Carney; paternal grandparents, David and Brenda Gess; grandmother, Vicki Carney; uncles, David Gess Jr., Kevin Church, Chuck Church, Chris Ronnie and Shawn Carney; several cousins, Kris, Brandon, Devin, Cayden and Trenton Gess; one special niece, Olivia Highsmith.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Tom Carney; and uncle, Timothy Carney.
A celebration of life will be Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. at 2721 S First Street. A dinner will follow. Memorial donations may be made to First Financial Bank in Derek's name. The family has entrusted care and arrangements to Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th St.,Terre Haute.
Published on October 5, 2017
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