Derren John Supernavage, 35, of Waxhaw, North Carolina passed away peacefully at Levine Dickson Hospice House at Southminster on Thursday, February 13, 2014 after a four year battle with cancer. Derren was born on September 20, 1978…he was just 35 years young! When he was diagnosed with a massive astrocytoma in January of 2010, his brain tumor had already invaded most of the left side of his brain. Doctors were amazed at how well he was doing and how strong he was considering what he had growing within the tissue of his brain. Derren NEVER gave up hope throughout his struggle with the tumor. It shrunk significantly over the years, but suddenly changed to a higher grade and became more aggressive last summer. His symptoms worsened. We were grateful to have the extra four years that his oncologists had made happen and God had granted him so that he could spend more time with his family and friends and so that his young son, Jackson, got to know and will remember his Daddy forever!
Derren was passionate about golfing, cooking, and music and had an amazing sense of humor. He loved to hike, kayak, bike, snowboard, and do anything outdoors. Derren was a very special man with a charismatic spirit and was loved and admired by everyone who knew him. He put the word “courageous” to shame during his illness, even up until the very end. His mental and physical strength and determination surpassed that of most people. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. We will cherish his love and friendship forever in our hearts!
He is survived by his wife, Lucinda; young son, Jackson Storm; two doggies, Tahoe and Stella; his parents, William and Marlene Supernavage of Weaverville, North Carolina; brother Keith Supernavage of Exton, Pennsylvania; sister Meredith Supernavage of Charlotte, North Carolina; parents-in-law, Louis and Jane Barca of Waxhaw, North Carolina; sisters-in law Gina (nee Barca) Sofio and her husband, William Sofio of Waxhaw, North Carolina and Clorinda (nee Barca) Noriega of Oak Ridge, New Jersey; 2 nephews, Ryan and Nicholas; and 2 nieces, Danielle and Siena. He was preceded in death by both of his paternal and maternal grandparents and Daisy Doggie.