Oscar Lyon Durham
November 28, 1927 – April 2, 2019
Oscar Lyon “Buddy” Durham, 91 of Advance, NC passed away April 2, 2019. Mr. Durham was born November 28, 1927 In Durham County, NC to the late Oscar and Kathryne Beamon Durham. Mr. Durham served in the Armed Services as a Merchant Marine and as an artillery instructor in the Army. He went on to become a merchandising manager at Davis Department store in Winston Salem and retired in 1991. Mr. Durham was a formidable tennis player and enjoyed ski trips and beach trips with his family. He will be remembered as a loving husband and dad to all of his children. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters: Annie Johnson, Kathryne Durham, and Dudley Vincent. He leaves behind his wife Frances Durham, children: Jean Hodge, Hal Durham, Bart Durham, Kathy Ireland, and step-children: Chuck Monroe (Catherine), David Monroe, Stephanie Gardiner, Beth Barber (Thomas), Paige Pruitt (Daniel), and numerous grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Clemmons Moravian Church, Sunday April 7th at 2PM.
- Memorial Service Sunday, April 7, 2019
Oscar Lyon Durham
April 9, 2019
Dear Fran and Family,
I was so sad to read about Buddy's passing. Frank and I still remember the time we went out to dinner together many years ago when Fran and I were attending classes at Appalachian State University. Buddy certainly had a wonderful life with a very loving family. Fran, I still miss seeing you at Delta Kappa Gamma meetings. I hope you are well. I know that you will miss Buddy, but you have memories of a wonderful life with him.
(I apologize for not sending this sooner - I have been out of town and just finished my catch-up reading of the newspapers.)