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John Henry ‘Bubby’ Durham

On July 5, 2019, John Henry “Bubby” Durham went to his Heavenly home at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, Va.

John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. John retired from Volvo Trucks in July 2006 after 34 years. John served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged May 1966. John loved coon dog hunting, car races and boxing. John’s most favorite thing in all the world was having fun with his granddaughter, Katie, who was absolutely the apple of his eye.

John was born May 4, 1940, and raised in Bland, Va.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Roxie Vencil Durham; his daughters, Angela Durham and Tina D. Viers; his siblings, Edith Melvin, June Sands, Harvey Durham, Alleta Blankenship and Frankie Strock, and a nephew, Billy Melvin.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 51 years, Linda T. Durham; his very special granddaughter, Katie Viers; his siblings, Paul Durham, Bluefield, Va., Jerri Baisden, Princeton, W.Va., Von Bowman, Bluefield, W.Va., and Evelyn Ballard, Pikeville, Ky.; his special pet companion, Stella; and a whole host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 1 p.m., at Fairlawn Church of God in Fairlawn, Va., with Pastor Marcus Harrison officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens, with military rites provided by Dublin American Legion Post #58. The family received friends at the church from 11 a.m. until service time at 1.

A very special thank you to Mark and Crystal Williams, Nathan Williams, Jimmy and Connie Melvin, Jerri Baisden, Emily Dillow, Peggy Dillow, Wanda Thompson and Sheila Stuart.

The Durham family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, Va., avestandsons.com, (540) 921-2985.

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