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Paradise Funeral Home & Paradise Cemetery North

10401 West Montgomery, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Joseph Rupert Durgin

April 12, 1938June 21, 2020
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Joseph R. Durgin, born April 12, 1938 to Austin B. and Anita Durgin in Palmetto, LA; the 4th child of 7, being the only boy to their union. Joseph attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School in LeBeau, LA; here he also attended church and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age.

When Joseph finished school he decided he wanted to relocate to Houston, TX to begin his working career. His work experience started at Butler Paper Company, where he worked for a short period before beginning what would turn into a 32 year career at Ridgeway Universal. In 1992 the company relocated; not wanting to follow the company, Joseph decided he would start a life in Battlecreek, Michigan where he worked another 5 years before retiring. He then relocated back to Houston in full retirement and lived until his passing June 21, 2020.

Joseph is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Lucy James (Willie Lee “Bill” James), Erma Elmore (Roosevelt Elmore), Elizabeth Johnson (James Johnson). He leaves to mourn his death Ethel Jones (Wilford D. Jones), Linda Durgin, and Brenda Green. Three daughters, Marel Felder (Norris Lumar), Kimerly Durgin, and Josetta Cannon and 4 grandchildren, Matthew Mills, Micah Mills, Caleb Felder, and Terinee Cannon, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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McGee Family

June 28, 2020

Joe was a longtime (former) neighbor in Houston. May God bless the family.

Audrey Brooks

June 26, 2020

Dear JD, thank you for being the father that I never had. As one of the daughters you help mold to a strong lady, you taught me how to work hard, take care of myself and don't let no one walk over me. I sorry I was not there to say goodbye, but I will always remember you as the father in my life. Love always , your stepdaughter. Audrey

Beverly Brown-Hatchett

June 26, 2020

To The Durgin Family

In Loving Memory of Cousin Joseph Durgin
(aka Joe)

GOD didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, but he did promise; strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.
Joe, we can no longer see you with our eyes, touch you with our hands, but we will forever feel you in our hearts. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day...Unseen, Unheard, but Always Near, Always Loved...
Love, Bev and Family

Theresa Davis

June 26, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the Durgin family in your time of grief.

I love you all so dearly.

Mona Lee

June 26, 2020

Mr. Joseph Durgin will always be our favorite client! We got to know him and he just became our favorite person. So much so, that if we had not heard from him in a while, we got concerned and I would call and check up on him. He was so proud of his daughters; he mentioned them every time he called. The Policy Service Team at Lafayette Life will miss him, but we are all the better for having known him. RIH Mr. Durgin!

Lil Brown-Parker

June 26, 2020

To the Durgin Family,
But most especially to our cousin's memory ............
May the soul of Cousin Joseph (aka Joe) Durgin rest in Eternal Peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ as the Perpetual Light Shine upon his Soul.

May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in the peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

With Much Love & Sincere Condolences for our Family's Loss,
Cousin Lil Brown-Parker & Family

Doretha Davis

June 25, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your lost . I pray that the LORD bless each and every one of you and may Joe soul rest in paradise with JESUS.

Love you all ,
Doretha Davis


Carla Walter

June 25, 2020

I work at Lafayette Life in Cincinnati. Mr Durgin called in to check on his insurance and we all knew him as soon as he started talking. Our team just loved talking with him. He would always ask how our weather is and he was SO proud of his children! He raves about you every call! We will certainly miss talking to him. God bless you Mr Durgin. May you be welcome into sweet Jesus’ arms! Here is our team that loved him!

Dorothy Brown Green

June 24, 2020

O Loving Father, Source of all life, please accompany Your servant, Cousin Joe Durgin from this earth, to the Kingdom of heavenly peace, rest and eternal life that you have prepared for him.
We Love You
Dorothy, Tanya, Tina & Ennis

JoAnn Cantu Hinkle

June 23, 2020

Marel and Family -

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the comfort of God and the many memories of your father give you strength, comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.

With heartfelt sympathy,
JoAnn Cantu Hinkle

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Biography

Joseph R. Durgin, born April 12, 1938 to Austin B. and Anita Durgin in Palmetto, LA; the 4th child of 7, being the only boy to their union. Joseph attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School in LeBeau, LA; here he also attended church and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age.

When Joseph finished school he decided he wanted to relocate to Houston, TX to begin his working career. His work experience started at Butler Paper Company, where he worked for a short period before beginning what would turn into a 32 year career at Ridgeway Universal. In 1992 the company relocated; not wanting to follow the company, Joseph decided he would start a life in Battlecreek, Michigan where he worked another 5 years before retiring. He then relocated back to Houston in full retirement and lived until his passing June 21, 2020.