Raymond Eugene Durham Jr.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Raymond Eugene Durham Jr., 71, of Higbee, died July 22, 2011, at his daughter's home in Brookfield.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday July 28, 2011, at Million-Taylor Funeral Home in Higbee. Burial will be in Higbee City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Born Sept. 25, 1939, in Saline County, he was the son of Raymond E. and Ethel Marie (Levell) Sr. He served in the United States Air Force and worked as a mechanic before retiring. He was a member of the VFW, Eagles and American Legion.

He is survived by one son, Brian Durham of the state of Virginia; four daughters, Bridget Johnson of Sweet Springs, Okla., Ethel Marie Auxvasse and Carrie Wheeler, both of Brookfield, and Audrey Wright of Ludlow; five brothers, Walter Durham of Nieceville, Fla., Donald Durham of Marshall, Olin Durham of Slater, Larry Durham of Sweet Springs and Bobby Durham of Sedalia; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one grandson.