Derrick Oliver Lingo II, accomplished Realtor

October 6, 2017

Derrick Oliver Lingo II, 53, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at his home. He was born Saturday, Aug. 22, 1964, in Montgomery, Ala., son of Margaret "Peggy" H. Lingo and the late Colonel John E. Lingo.

Derrick graduated from Cape Henlopen High School class of 1982. He went on to receive his bachelor of science degree in business from the University of Delaware in 1986. After graduation, Derrick then started his lifelong career in real estate at his father's side. Starting as rental manager, he grew the rental department into one of the largest rental portfolios in the resort area. He then obtained his broker's license and transitioned into sales, and eventually became vice president of the family business, Jack Lingo, Inc. REALTOR.

Derrick sat on the board of directors of Artisans' Bank and the board of trustees for both the Rehoboth Beach Public Library and Children's Beach House. He also served as vice president of J.G. Townsend Jr. & Co. In his spare time he enjoyed the beach, music, tradition, family dinners, taking daily walks with his wife and dog, Tanner, and traveling with family and friends. He also enjoyed working out at The Firm, and staying physically active doing weightlifting competitions.

As a devoted father, Derrick found the most joy spending time with his daughters, the loves of his life, especially cheering them on from the sidelines.

Derrick will be remembered for his integrity, kindness, chivalry, sense of humor, and most importantly his dedication to family, especially his wife and daughters.

In addition to his mother, Derrick is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Ann Keough Lingo of Rehoboth Beach; three daughters: Meg and twins Regan and Leigh; his three brothers: John Lingo and his wife Carol, Bill Lingo and his wife Jenkie, and Bryce Lingo, all of Rehoboth Beach; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 10:30 a.m., at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Derrick's memory to the Children's Beach House, 1800 Bay Ave., Lewes, DE 19958, or Worcester Preparatory School, PO Box 1006, Berlin, MD 21811.

Please visit Derrick's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guest book at