James Walter (Jim) Durham, 65, of Boonville, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials may be made to Cooper County Memorial Hospital. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born May 9, 1946, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Cleo L. Durham Sr. and Margaret Barnes Durham who survives of Marshall. He retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War. On Sept. 19, 1977, he married Esperanza Florencio who survives of the home. He had lived in Boonville since 2005, moving from Arrow Rock, and worked at Kays Engineering and Fitzgibbon Hospital. He was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church near Marshall.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three children, James Michael (Mickey) Durham of Liberty, Paul Edward Durham of Boonville and Grace Lee Durham of San Francisco, Calif.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Judy Coslet of Marshall and Mary Smith of Mendon; one brother, Cleo Durham Jr. of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a twin brother and sister, Gary Wayne Durham and Sherry Elaine Durham.