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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

618 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA

OBITUARY

Daniel Winston Durrett

January 4, 1935February 5, 2020

Daniel Winston Durrett, 85, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

He was born on January 4, 1935 in Afton, VA, a son of the late Riley Nathaniel and Bessie Pauline (Awkward) Durrette.

Daniel was a retired automotive mechanic, a United States Air Force Veteran and an avid fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Olivia Durrette and daughter, Barbara Durrette.

He is survived by four daughters; Tonda Washington of Harrisonburg, Danielle Durrette of Verona, Pandora Swats of Staunton, and Donovan Durrette of Waynesboro, devoted grandson, Shawn Michael; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two brothers; Roger and Alfonso Durrette, two sisters; Nancy McCauley and Pauline Wallace; numerous nieces and nephews and a devoted friend, Peggy Monroe.

A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

The family would like to express a heart-felt thank you to the Hospice of the Shenandoah and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, especially, Mary Jeffrey and Wendy Wyant for their care and support.

  • FAMILY

  • A son of the late Riley Nathaniel and Bessie Pauline (Awkward) Durrette.


    He is survived by four daughters; Tonda Washington of Harrisonburg, Danielle Durrette of Verona, Pandora Swats of Staunton, and Donovan Durrette of Waynesboro, devoted grandson, Shawn Michael; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two brothers; Roger and Alfonso Durrette, two sisters; Nancy McCauley and Pauline Wallace; numerous nieces and nephews and a devoted friend, Peggy Monroe.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Memories

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Judy Walton Lynch

February 14, 2020

Dear Durrett Family, So sorry for your loss of this wonderful man. Dan worked as an auto mechanic for my Dad, Dick Walton at Walton’s Esso Servicecenter until my Dad’s untimely death in 1971. (Mr Drumheller then took over). Dad and Mom both loved Dan and Olivia. Dad treated him like a brother ; helped and celebrated with him when he and Olivia bought their first Home. Our entire Family thought so highly of Dan , as did all the customers. Often someone would telephone for a service call and request only Dan.
May Good thoughts said about Dan and wonderful memories of times you spent with him, give you peace of mind. Rest In Peace, Dan.
Judy Walton Lynch

Nikkie McCoy

February 13, 2020

Mr. Durrett used to come in to BB&T and brighten my day. Our talks about God,and how great He is will forever be in my heart! He never ever came in without a big beautiful smile on his face,I was blessed to be able to have been in his company.

Mary Drumheller

February 8, 2020

Ray and I ran Drumhellers Exxon and Towing and Dan would stop by and always had a smile for everyone and his famous saying of "How sweet it is". Our son Robbie called from Florida this afternoon and said Mom I see where Daniel Durrett died sorry I won't be there for the funeral, and I said to him what did Dan always say and right away he said "How sweet it is." He was very special to our family and will be missed. Prayers to your family.

Drumheller Family

Sherry Reed-Ware

February 7, 2020

Dear Family....I remember Mr. Durrett as an extremely kind man. His daughter Barbara and I were close friends, classmates, and we both had a part time job after school in a Day Care Center on Wayne Ave. Mr. Durrett picked Barbara up every afternoon, and would graciously give me a ride close to my home, and on inclement weather days would take me to my home. Just a nice person helping a kid out! Rest in heaven Mr. Durrett.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY