Donald Earl


Donald Earl "Don" Durham, age 82 of Tazewell, VA died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his home. Born September 10, 1936 at Jefferson City, MO he was a son of the late Forrest J. Durham and Alvina Finnell Durham. He was a longtime and active member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Tazewell, VA and was a member of Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree. Don dearly loved his daily participation at Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (PACE program). The agency staff was enormously supportive during Don's brief illness. Another of Don's pleasures was watching old TV westerns, football and softball.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother in law, Robert Allan Blankenship
He is survived by his devoted sister, Mary J. Blankenship and husband, Jared of Tazewell, VA; nephew, Chris Blankenship, his wife Tina and their children, Nick Blankenship, Natasha Crouse and husband, Dylan; Janie Blankenship, her husband Kyle and their children, T.K. Ruble, IV and Jewel Lee Ruble; his special family at AASC PACE at Wardell, VA; special friend, Carolina Ferrare, and his lovable cat, Tucker.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday, July 12, 2019 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA. A Celebration of Life Mass will be conducted beginning at 9:45 AM Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church at Tazewell, VA with Father Eric Anokye officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be directed to AASC, PACE Program, 216 College Ridge Rd. Cedar Bluff, VA 24609 or St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 312 Tazewell Ave. Tazewell, VA 24651.
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Published on July 10, 2019
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