Retired US Army MSG Donald Albert Durden, 68, of Fayetteville, died Friday, July 7, 2017.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 2 pm in Jernigan Warren Chapel with military honors. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.
Donald was born March 13, 1949 in Camden, SC to the late Donald and Juanita Durden. He graduated from Central High School in Cumberland County and later attended Fayetteville Technical Institute. He joined and later retired from the US Army after 21 years of service, during which he served with the 82nd Airborne. He then worked with MWR/NAF for 20 years working as first golf course manager, club manager and finally as Operations Director for golf courses in Korea.
Donald is survived by his wife, Jennefer Durden; son, Jack James Durden, of the home; daughter, Kim Durden Johnson and husband, Mark of Wendell; son, Donald Alexander Durden of Clinton; 2 grandchildren, Ella Grace Johnson and Ethan Cameron Johnson; 3 sisters, Anita Durden McDonald and husband, Harold R. “Mac” McDonald of Fayetteville, Margie Feeley-Gray of St. Mary’s, Ga. and Cynthia J. McNeill and husband, Ronald B. McNeill of Wilmington; two nieces, Suszie Hall of Fayetteville and Erin E. McNeill of Wilmington; nephew, Eddie Feeley of Colorado; and his beloved dog, Imp, who was his faithful companion that followed him from Korea to the US to the Philippines and he will sorely miss him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jack James Durden College Fund, c/o Morgan Stanley, 2153 Valleygate Drive, Suite 201, Fayetteville NC 28304.
Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
Wednesday July 12th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Jernigan Warren Chapel
Thursday July 13th, 2017
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Submitted by Sissy Dixon on Aug 1 2017 07:54:31 AM
Hello Durden Family, I'm a neighbor living in Fayetteville.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too well know, the grief of losing love ones and, that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has tally helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort,at John 5 : 28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor : P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Jul 20 2017 10:15:22 AM
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Prayers to all the family in this difficult time.
Carol B. Moore, St. Marys, GA
Submitted by Carol B. Moore on Jul 11 2017 06:16:24 PM
Barb, and family members, so sorry to here about Donald. You were a faithful wife and mother to his children. Prayers for his new family. May God give you peace and comfort.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Jul 11 2017 10:25:16 AM
So sorry to learn of Mr. Durden's death. He fought a hard fight. You all are a beautiful family and I extend my deepest sympathies to you at this time.
Rebecca Carter, RN
Submitted by Rebecca Carter on Jul 11 2017 05:44:06 AM
Sorry to hear of the passing of Donald. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. May Donald Rest In Peace
Submitted by Gary Holland on Jul 10 2017 08:05:51 PM
We are sorry to hear of the death of Donald. The entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We both attended high school with Donald, Anita and Margie.
Submitted by Charles and Julia(Matthews) Godwin on Jul 10 2017 06:00:53 PM
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