William E. (Bill) Durrett, 81, of Farmington, formerly of Marshall, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Rev. Kathleen Schmidtke and William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Kidney Foundation. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Sept. 20, 1929, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Eugene T. Durrett and Lucille West Durrett. He was a graduate of Marshall High School. On Feb. 4, 1949, he married Virginia Schieszer who survives of the home. He had lived in and around the Marshall area most of his life, living on a farm east of Marshall before moving to town. He worked for Saline County Farmers Mutual and Cameron Mutual Insurance Company for 13 years. He served on the City Council from 1965 to 1973. In 1973, he went to work for the City of Marshall as superintendent of the Street and Sanitation Department. In 1983, he became director of municipal services until his retirement. After retirement from the City he enjoyed raising Angus cattle until 2005 when he and his wife moved to Farmington to be near their daughter and family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Debra Ann Pinkston and her husband, Paul, of Farmington; one grandson; two granddaughters; two step-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; five great-grandsons; one brother-in-law and wife; one nephew and two nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, George W. Durrett.
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