Robert (Bob) Marshall Derrington, age 69, of Nashville, TN passed peacefully on March 3, 2022. Bob graduated from the University of Missouri, St. Louis with a BS in business administration and attended the Olin School of Business at Washington University. Bob held licenses in the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87. Bob owned and operated four Pantera’s restaurants in the St. Louis area for ten years where he was a franchise developer. Bob’s work ethic, education in accounting and finance, coupled with experience in the restaurant industry led to his tremendous success as an expert in equity research of the restaurant industry with SunTrust Equitable (7 years), Morgan Keegan (11 years) Wunderlich Securities and Telsey Advisory Group. Bob received numerous industry awards from both StarMine and the Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” for both Stock Picking and Earning Accuracy. Bob was a frequent guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and “Power Lunch” as an expert restaurant analyst.
Bob’s life changed forever on May 4, 2021, when he suffered a devastating spinal cord injury. Despite Bob and his family’s best efforts and desires his health gradually declined. His family and caregivers worked tirelessly to care, provide and comfort him during this difficult time. Bob is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan Brown Derrington, son Brett Marshall Derrington, daughter Megan Elizabeth Derrington. He is also survived by his mother Marian Koetting, Cris Derrington, Cheryl Derrington, Mike Derrington (Kim), Jeff Derrington (Diana) and Beth Russo (Scott).
Bob’s passions were tennis, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, his Maryland Farms YMCA tennis buddies, gardening, his loving dog Tucker and especially his family. Bob was known for his big smile, his keen sense of humor and unending generosity. While he left this life far too soon, his impact of those who knew and enjoyed his company will be felt for eternity.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Brentwood Family YMCA, 8207 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027 (attention Steve Saxton) or the Hadley Park Youth Development Tennis Program 1037 28th Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37208 (attention Terrance Quattlebaum) in memory of Bob Derrington.
Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 2, 4:00pm at Journey Church, 1600 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, Tennessee, 37027. There will also be a gathering after the service.