James E. "J.E." Durham, 50, of Slater, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at First Baptist Church in Slater. William Harlow will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the church. Burial will be in the Slater City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Slater Optimist Club or Slater Memorial Veterans Park in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Feb. 26, 1955, in Fulton, he was the son of the late Raymond E. Durham and Ethel Level Durham Wood. On Sept. 9, 1981, in Marshall, he married Patty Harlow, who survives of the home. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Slater. He was a member and past baseball coach for the Slater Optimist Club. He was currently in his second term as a city councilman for the city of Slater. He was also a district sales manager for American Auto Parts Supply Co.
Additional survivors include two sons, Elisha Durham of Marshall and Maklyn Durham of Camdenton; two daughters, Kasper Childs of Slater and Johna Stanfield of Camdenton; six brothers, Walter A. Durham of Niceville, Fla., Donald R. Durham of Marshall, Larry D. Durham of Waverly, Bobby D. Durham of Sedalia, Olin W. Durham of Marshall and Raymond E. Durham of Higbee; his stepfather, Gerald Wood of Slater; and three grandchildren.