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Doug Durham

September 27, 1953July 24, 2020

Doug Durham, 66, of Taylors went to be with his savior, Jesus, on July 24, 2020 surrounded by his wife and children.

Son of the late Eugene and Evelyn (Ross) Durham, Doug was born in Greenville, SC on September 27, 1953.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jan Bailey Durham of Taylors; a sister, Laura Durham Chapman of Mauldin; his mother-in-law, Peggy Wilson Bailey of Greenville; two sons, Ross Durham (Laura) of Taylors and Will Durham (Carly) of Greer; a daughter, Katie Beth Knight (Reeves) of Anderson; and seven wonderful grandchildren: Reece and Camden Durham; Blakely, Mayzie, and Bella Reid Durham; RJ and Rosie Kate Knight.

Doug and Jan were high school sweethearts and were married for 47 years. He was dedicated to his family and loved spending time with them whether it was boating on the lake, sharing a meal in family homes, or at a Clemson football game where he had the same seats in Death Valley for 45 years. Doug was a gifted custom home builder for 30 years and built beautiful homes for many families throughout the upstate. He will be remembered for his faith in Jesus, his commitment to caring for his family, and his generosity, integrity, and kindness to all he met. The Durham family would like to thank the compassionate nurses of Pruitt Health Hospice who cared for “Mr. D” so wonderfully in his final days on earth.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will have a private graveside service later this week and will announce a celebration of life gathering at a later date.

Donations can be made in Doug’s honor to NewSpring Church (Greenville Campus) or Pruitt Health Hospice - Greenville.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Jimmy and Lynn Cannada

August 7, 2020

Jimmy and I are so sorry for your loss. We remember you both with fond memories at Taylors First. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Jimmy and Lynn Cannada

Suzie Powell

August 2, 2020

My name is Suzie Ross Powell,Doug was my cousin.havent seen him in many years but my memories of him being an older good looking cousin.who could do no wrong.in my eyes.the laughter and fun on sunday afternoons at grandma Ross house..the beautiful couple in love when he met Jan.. R.I.P cuz till we meet again.❤

Beth Poole Leatherman

July 29, 2020

Jan, so sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. I’ll never forget our short working history at The Greenville News. Your face Always lit up when he came in the office. My thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.
Beth Poole Leatherman

Susan and Tony Mullinax

July 29, 2020

Jan and family,
I’ve been praying for You, Doug and the children and grands for a long time. I always thought you made the best couple. When I worked with Bill I thought your name was JanandDoug! I know you will feel like a part of you is missing, but what a great legacy he leaves behind. Doug loved his family so much, and your children show with their own spouses and children just what a family raised in a Christian, loving family looks like.
I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. But, you don’t need to look far to see Doug. He’s right there in an expression, smile, and sparkling eyes of your children and grandchildren, and all of those sweet, sweet memories!
With much love and deepest sympathy ,
Tony and Susan

Ginny & Mark Williams

July 28, 2020

Durham Family,
Please know of our love and prayers for you as you navigate these undoubtedly difficult days. May you set your hope fully on Christ as you grieve, and may His perfect peace bring you joy and comfort as you remember your dad and husband. In the Greek Orthodox church, it is customary to say "May his memory be eternal" -- I truly believe Mr. Durham's will be through you. God bless each of you in a special and personal way. Much love, Mark and Ginny Williams

Maxine Garrett

July 27, 2020

Awesome man of god enjoyed working for him many years RIP my great friend will be praying for this sweet family

Raymond Davis

July 26, 2020

I did not have the honor to meet Mr. Doug personally, but through his son Will, my Brother and Friend, Mr. Doug became dear to me and my family! Our deepest sympathy and sincere prayers, and those of Willing Servant Ministries goes out to the Durham family and friends.

May God comfort and strengthen you!

Tammy Stone

July 26, 2020

Doug is one of the nicest men I have ever met he will be missed prayers to all the family


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