“May the good Lord bless and keep you whether near or far away. May the good you wish for others shine on you today. May your heart stay tuned to the music that will cheer the hearts of men. May the good Lord bless and keep you until we meet again.”
That’s how Derry signed off his daily talk show and it captures his love and enthusiasm for life. Derry died –of an apparent heart attack– at his home in California, Missouri, this weekend. He was 79.
The network that bears his name is remembering the man and his contributions today, as are others.