Derek DeSelms, age 34, of Norman, passed away March 23, 2021. He was born in Norman on January 23, 1987, to David and Saundra DeSelms. Derek was employed at City Electric Supply in Norman and Moore. He loved listening to all types of music. His happy place was the Wichita Mountains where he spent many weekends hiking and enjoying the outdoors. He also enjoyed working on antique cars and flying radio controlled airplanes with his father. He devoted his Sunday mornings to Christian bible study. From a very young age, Derek was very giving and genuine, always wanting to help others, and make those around him smile.
In addition to his parents, David and Saundra, Derek is survived by his daughter Hayley Nicole DeSelms; his fiancée, Jessica Sodeman and her son David; his maternal grandparents, Melvin and Barbara Lynn; two aunts, Jeannie Salmon and her husband Mark, and Tammy Towe and her husband Larry; and four cousins, Curtis Cline, Bradley Hellams, Barry Hellams and Richard Hellams. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Don and Lavada DeSelms.
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