John Samuel Durso

May 28, 1937November 25, 2019

Mr. John Samuel Durso, age 82, of Villa Rica, Georgia and part-time Hollywood, Florida, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019. He was born on May 28, 1937 in Covington, Kentucky. Mr. Durso loved to play golf and fish; he was very active. He loved life and was always the life and light of the party. He never met a stranger and he made such an impact on so many lives. Mr. Durso lived a full life. He was strong, chatty, and gregarious. He will be so missed by those who knew and loved him.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Edward and Ruth; his son, John Fabian; and his sister, Carol Martin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Ann Durso; his children, Tangerine Pike, Carol Robinette Mayo (Greg), Chris Baxter, and Craig Baxter (Stephanie); his brother, Mark Durso; his niece, Teri Gauvin; his grandchildren, Morgan, Megan, Tony, Taylor, Brandon, Christian, and Karen; his great-grandchildren; his best friend, Keith Crozier and numerous other loved ones, family, and close friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Durso will be cremated at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 72 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303,

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Mr. Durso by visiting

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 27, 2019


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Penny Seaton

November 29, 2019

Wendy Hall

November 27, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ann, Craig, Chris and Stephanie! We love you guys, let us know if we can do anything.

Wendy & Mike

Debra Mayfield

November 27, 2019

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Durso Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Erin Carpenter

November 27, 2019

I only met him once but he left a lasting impression. My heart is broken for you. My thoughts are with you and my prayers are going out for you all.

Carol Mayo

November 26, 2019

Megan Denham

November 26, 2019