OBITUARY

David D. Durham

April 17, 1938May 11, 2019
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David D. Durham, age 81, of Bartonville passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at home. He was born April 17, 1938 at home in Glasford to William and Bessie (Gordon) Durham. He married Mary Lou (Pye) on July 12, 1959. She survives. Also surviving are his two daughters, Becky (Danny) Johanson of Mapleton and Debbie (Jim) Jacobs of Bartonville, as well as 4 grandchildren, Tabitha (Erik) Scanlon, Jenna (Mike) Williams, Shayanna and Teala Jacobs. He received the most enjoyment in life from his three great-grandchildren, Hayley and Hudson Scanlon and Cole Williams. Dave was one of ten children and is survived by several of his siblings, Katie (Bernie) Stolin of East Peoria, Gloria Raef of Pennsylvania, Rebecca Kiefer of Peoria, Ron (Karen) Durham of Bartonville, Carol Sue (Dave) Rivers of Michigan and Steven Durham of California, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law Danny Johanson, and three siblings; Robert Durham, Richard (Mary) Durham and Lucille (Don) Shaw. Dave started his career at Caterpillar in 1955, retiring in 1995. He joined the United States Air Force in 1957. He was an avid horseback rider and spent many years trail riding in Eminence, MO with his close friend Chuck Schofield. He was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed the outdoors. He and a partner, Glen Heuermann developed County Hills subdivision and Durham Lake. Services will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude. Online condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • William Durham, Father
  • Bessie Gordon, Mother
  • Mary Lou (Pye) Durham, Wife
  • Becky (Dany) Johanson, Daughter
  • Debbie (Jim) Jacobs, Daughter
  • Tabitha (Erik) Scanlon, Granddaughter
  • Jenna (Mike) Williams, Granddaughter
  • Shayanna Jacobs, Granddaughter
  • Teala Jacobs, Granddaughter
  • He received the most enjoyment in life from his three great-grandchildren.
    Hayley and Hudson Scanlon and Cole Williams.
    Dave is survived by several siblings Katie (Bernie) Stolin, Gloria Raef, Rebecca Kiefer, Ron, (Karen) Durham, Carol Sue (Dave) Rivers and Seven Durham as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law Danny Johanson and three siblings: Robert Durham, Richard (Mary) Durham and Lucille (Don) Shaw.
  • DONATIONS

  • St.Jude

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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ROBERT Edwards

May 19, 2019

Mary Lou and girls... out sincerest condolences upon hearing of Dave's death. He was a good friend and we have some great memories from CAT, snowmobiles running across the lake or sometimes not, swimming at your place. I remember taking a couple stitches out of his head at work when they missed them at the doctors... everyone had a good laugh then. He helped us both a lot up there in the old X-2 Planning Office. He will ne surely missed!

cindy parr

May 14, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with the family.

Denise Johnson

May 14, 2019

Heartfelt condolences go out to Ron and the immediate family in regards to his brother's passing. Mom and I share our sympathies as well.

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