Clarence E. Durham


Clarence E. Durham, 86, of Seymour passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.

Born Jan. 30, 1930, in Rushville, he was the son of  Emil “Sop” and Ida Mae Parker Durham, both of whom preceded him in death. In 1958 in Seymour, he married Edith Marie Huddleston, who survives.

Clarence was a member of Easyville Pentecostal Church. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a warehouse foreman at Dr. Pepper Bottling Company.

He enjoyed visiting Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, where he enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting, as often as possible. He loved going to church. He drove the church bus for 22 years. He loved his family and life; he was always happy and jolly. Heaven gained a jewel.

Other survivors include children, Terri Joe Foster, Don Huddleston and Debbie Terrell; four grandchildren, Chad, Michele, Jason and Danny; four great-grandchildren, Payton, Maryka, Ty and Luke; a brother, Bowen “Junior” Durham; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Wentiford Durham, Ralph Durham, Howard Durham, Thomas Durham and Frank Durham; and three sisters, Helen Durham, Gladys Engelking and Francis “Buke” O’Sullivan.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Voss Chapel with sister Jean Pogue officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday.

Memorials may be made to Easyville Pentecostal Church.