The Life and Death of Derrick Chrisley

Who is Derrick Chrisley?

Derrick Chrisley was the biological younger brother of the famous businessman and celebrity Todd Chrisley. He was born on June 29th, 1971, and passed away just 4months after his birth.

Derrick was the youngest child of Gene Raymond Chrisley and Faye Chrisley. If he were still alive, he would have turned 51 years old in 2022.

Decades after his death, Derrick’s name rose to fame because of his elder brother Todd Chrisley. The reason for his death was not revealed, which left the public curious.

Derrick Chrisley Biography
Derrick Chrisley Biography

Derrick’s brothers have a history of Bankruptcy, financial fraud, and thefts. Among these, the financial fraud case is still ongoing for Todd Chrisley and his wife, Julie Chrisley.

Quick facts

Full NameDerrick Chrisley
Date of BirthJune 29, 1971
Date of DeathOctober 23, 1971
Sun signCancer
TraitsPositive: Sensitive, Caring, and Reflective
Negative: Pessimistic, Clingy, and Unpredictable
BirthplaceUnited States
ParentsGene Raymond Chrisley (father)
Faye Chrisley (mother)
GrandparentsLeonard A.
Allie Mae
SiblingsRandy Chrisley (Elder Brother)
Todd Chrisley (Elder Brother)

Derrick Chrisley life

Derrick Chrisley was born to Gene Raymond Chrisley and Faye Chrisley on June 29th, 1971. He was the youngest child of the Chrisley couple.

Unfortunately, Derrick Chrisley died as an infant just 4 months after his birth on October 23rd, 1971. No explanations or statements for his death were disclosed, which sparked a mystery in public.

The infant mortality rate in the US was 19.62 in 1971, which is comparatively higher. As a result, infants were at a higher risk for death.

Derrick Chrisley’s name was unknown to the world until the last decade. Derrick rose to fame because of his elder brother Todd Chrisley’s reality TV Show named Chrisley Knows Best

The show features Todd Chrisley and his family. It has been running throughout the series of 9 seasons. 

Chrisley Knows Best’s episode 1 of the first season got released on March 11th, 2014, and the latest episode of season 9 was released on June 30th, 2022.

Derrick Chrisley Parents

Gene Raymond Chrisley (Father)

Gene Raymond Chrisley was born on May 9th, 1935, to Leonard A. and Allie Mae. He is the husband of Faye Chrisley, Nanny Faye from Chrisley Knows Best.

Derrick Chrisley's father, Gene Raymond Chrisley
Derrick Chrisley’s father, Gene Raymond Chrisley.

Late Gene Raymond Chrisley is a veteran of the US Army who fought in the Korean War. He also received a bronze star for his service to his country.

Gene Raymond was originally from Austria. However, his family/ancestors moved to the US in the 1700s. This is when his ancestor’s surname changed to Chrisley.

Gene Raymond was diagnosed with cancer and died at the Emory University Hospital on July 11th, 2012. Before his death, Gene had worked and already retired from Westpoint Stevens, a manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of home fashion products of Bed and Bath in the US.

Gene Raymond Chrisley’s funeral got held on July 14th, 2012, at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. 

Faye Chrisley (Mother)

Faye Chrisley was born on September 2nd, 1943, in South California. She is 79 years old as of 2022.

Faye is the wife of the Late. Gene Raymond Chrisley and the mother of Todd Chrisley, Randy Chrisley, and Derrick Chrisley. She also has a sister named Francis.

Nanny Faye
Nanny Faye Chrisley

Gene Raymond Chrisley and Faye Chrisley married in the 1960s with a gap of about 8 years between their ages.

Faye Chrisley used to work at the Textile Mill (Industry) for about 60 hours per week to support her children’s needs. Now, she is a renowned American reality TV star named Nanny Faye from Chrisley Knows Best.

In season 4 of Chrisley Knows Best, she got speculated to have cancer. She found lumps on her body and got tested.

Luckily, the results of the cancer test turned out to be non-cancerous.

Related: Faye Chrisley – Chrisley Knows Best – Bio, Net worth, Career, and Family.

Derrick Chrisley Siblings

Todd Chrisley (Elder Brother)

Born on April 6th, 1969, in Georgia, Todd is the eldest child of Gene Raymond Chrisley and Faye Chrisley. He is an American real estate businessman, investor, entrepreneur, producer, and actor.

Todd Chrisley
Todd Chrisley

In the late 80s, Todd married the late Teresa Terry, and they divorced in 1996. The couple has 2 children from their marriage: Lindsie Chrisley and Kyle Chrisley.

Julie Hughes, the former beauty queen (pageant), is the second and present wife of Todd Chrisley. The couple has 3 Kids from their marriage: Savannah Chrisley, Chase Chrisley, and Grayson Chrisley.

Todd Chrisley and his family members rose To fame after the release of his TV Show title Chrisley Knows Best. The show initially premiered in 2014 and is currently in its 9th season.

The show revolves around the daily lives of Todd Chrisley and his family.

Read More: Kyle Chrisley and his ex-wife Alexus Whilby.

Randy Chrisley (Elder Brother)

Born on August 28th, 1970, Randy Chrisley is the second child of Gene Raymond Chrisley and Faye Chrisley. He is 52 years old as of 2023.

Randy Chrisley
Randy Chrisley

Randy Chrisley was born in Westminster, South Carolina, and went to West Oak high school graduating in 1984. Following the footsteps of his elder brother Todd Chrisley, Randy is also a businessman. 

He married Pamela Chrisley in August of 2012 and divorced after a few years of their marriage. The reason is not disclosed yet.

However, she got arrested for blackmailing Randy and his brother Todd.

In October of 2014, Randy Chrisley was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and received chemotherapy for the same. He has recovered from cancer and is currently living a healthy life.

Previously, Randy was a real estate businessman and eventually quit. He currently works at the RS services.

Randy got caught red-handed for stealing candies worth $22 as he walked out of the store intentionally without paying in 2016.

Read the life story of Randy Chrisley here.

The arrest of Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley

In August 2019, Todd Chrisley and his wife Julie Chrisley got arrested in Atlanta on multiple counts. They have charges of bank fraud, tax evasion, and wire fraud.

Todd and Julie
Todd and Julie Chrisley

The couple had planned the conspiracy between 2007-2012, through which they withdrew bank loans worth millions of dollars. Later, they claimed that a trusted employee had illegally conspired all of it without their knowledge.

The couple got banned from travel and were forced to a court appearance and paid USD 100,000 as an unsecured appearance bond.

The family had a fraud of over USD 30 Million and was found guilty on all counts in June of 2022. There are speculations of their sentencing to reach up to 30 years.

Check out: Todd and Julie Chrisley Convicted Of Tax Evasion and Fraud.

Health Issues 

Derrick Chrisley passed away just after four months after his birth. As an infant, there might have been issues with his health that were hard to diagnose. However, there has been no official announcement.

Net worth

Derrick Chrisley’s mother, Faye Chrisley, has a net worth of USD 600K. His elder brother Randy has a net worth of USD 100K.

Chrisley Family
The Chrisley Family

On the other hand, Todd Chrisley has a net worth of USD 5 Million. However, in 2012, during the bankruptcy, his assets amounted to USD 4.2 Million, and his debts amounted to USD 50 Million.


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