Derek Prescott Derek Doyle Prescott, 17 of Kersey, CO, passed away as the result of an auto accident on October 8, 2016. Derek was born May 19, 1999 in Greeley, CO to Nikki and Loy Prescott. Derek was a junior at Platte Valley High School. He was a competitive athlete participating in track and basketball. He has been a member of both varsity teams since he was a freshman. Derek was the captain of the basketball team. He competed and placed in State track both his freshman and sophomore year. His relay teams currently hold multiple school records. Derek professed his faith through baptism at Kersey Community Church. He was a strong believer in Christ and demonstrated his faith daily through his words and actions. Derek was also involved in Cherub Choir, AWANA, Sunday School and youth activities at the church. Derek also enjoyed golf, four-wheeling, and had a love of music. He was a practical joker and had a bit of a mischievous side. He loved to pick on his family, especially his mother, Nikki. Derek was a hard worker, energetic, and ambitious. He was very loving, kind hearted, and compassionate - usually sticking up for those that could not stick up for themselves, and always giving of himself to help others. He had a special bond with all of his grandparents, especially his grandmother, Shirley. Derek is survived by his parents, Nikki and Loy Prescott, Kersey, CO; sister, Ashlee Prescott, Kersey, CO; grandparents Shirley Jean Prescott, Kersey, CO, and Don and Ann Roth, Evans, CO; Uncle Tom Prescott, Kersey, CO; Aunt Darla (Rod) Lohr and their children Richard (Nicole), Greeley, CO; Melissa (Ryan) Brethauer and their son Axton, Kersey, CO, Moria (Sean) Sappington and daughter Paige of Kersey, CO; Darrius, Jumaal and Rusty Lohr, Eaton,CO; Aunt Laurie (Bob) Bergquist, Humble, TX and their children Beth Bergquist (Jeff Guindon), Bexley, OH, Jamie (Brian) Colsrud and their children Brileigh and Peyton, Clear Lake, IA, and Brian (Jessica) Bergquist, North Liberty, IA; Aunt Cindy Schulte and her children Richele and Michaela, Cheyenne, WY; Uncle Keith (Christina) Roth and their children Emalee, Kyle, and Jayce, Greeley, CO ; and Aunt Deanne (Brad) Bunting and their children, Brendan, Brooke, Bree, and Bryla, Kersey, CO; and Girlfriend Lauren Frink, Eaton, CO. He was preceded by his grandpa Doyle Prescott; cousin Riley Lohr; great- grandparents Alfred and Emma VonFeldt, George and Elizabeth Roth, Tom and Viola Raine and Dale and Ethel Prescott. A visitation will be held in Derek's honor from 3-6:00 P.M. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Kersey Community Church. Services will be held at 8:00 A.M. Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Kersey Community Church. Interment at Eaton Cemetery. Reception immediately following at the Kersey Community Church Memorial Building. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Derek Prescott Memorial Fund sent to First National Bank, PO Box 13, Kersey, CO 80644 or in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO 80631. Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www.allnutt.com .
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