In the words of the late great Richard Pryor, “He Was Dearly, and He Hath Departed.”
Derryl Layne Severio, the most interesting man in the world, was born on January 16th, 1962, and passed away peacefully at his residence in Denham Springs, Louisiana at the age of 61.
Born in Simmesport, Louisiana, Derryl called Denham Springs for most of his life, often traveling across the country and abroad for work. Even those closest to him always believed that his frequent travel was in the line of his work as a welder and welding inspector, but no one has ever been able to disprove the rumors that he was really an international spy.
Widely renowned and internationally revered as the Greatest Welder of All Time, Derryl achieved greatness in various hobbies; these included fishing, boating, and the culinary arts. His cooking was, in a word, legendary.
Derryl was also deeply passionate about his work as a lay physicist. It is believed that sometime during the early morning hours of February 9, Derryl had finally discovered the Theory of Everything – an answer to all of the questions everyone has had about the universe, since the beginning of time. Unfortunately, his heart failed him almost immediately afterward, and we will never know for sure.
Derryl is survived by: his best friend and constant companion, Elvis the long-haired chihuahua; his daughter Chelsea Severio; grandson Parker Grey Freeman; brothers Paul Severio and Brent Severio; sister Terri Severio; sister-in-law Nancy Severio; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends all over the world, including politician, statesmen, dignitaries, and so on. He was preceded in death by his parents, parents Louis and Lolita Severio; and his nephew, Devin Causey.
We invite you to join us for visitation, which will be held on February 12th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs.