Kevin Derouaux, age 53, passed away Monday, April 16 at Riverside Hospital after a brief illness.
Kevin was known throughout the greater Columbus area for being a skilled carpenter. He worked on hundreds of construction and building projects over his 30- plus year career.
An avid outdoorsman. Kevin loved all things field, stream or beach. He enjoyed deer hunting with family and friends in various regions of Ohio, and he often expressed fond memories of his time spent on the Texas Gulf Coast in his younger years. He was also keen on racing- especially the Nascar circuit. in the past years, Kevin traveled with friends to the Daytona and Indy 500 races to experience the excitement of seeing them live.
Born and raised in Ohio, Kevin was also a proud supporter of the scarlet and gray. He loved watching Ohio State Football and cheering on the Buckeyes against Michigan.
Kevin also loved listening to classic rock. Though Stevie Nicks was his all-time favorite; he would likewise jam to some Lynyrd Skynyrd and Tom Petty.
Kevin is survived by his mother Phyllis Ullom, as well as his four siblings- Diane, Greg, Dana and David Derouaux. Being a lifelong dog lover, Kevin was lucky to have had some amazing four-legged companions throughout his life. He leaves behind one special chocolate lab named Bailey. Kevin is pre-deceased by his father Ray Derouaux.
Kevin’s friends and family will remember him for all the reasons above and so many more. Most of all they will miss his caring heart, but will rest assured knowing he is in a better place.
There will be no funeral services.