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Howard Ellis Durr

January 22, 1937 ~ September 21, 2018 (age 81)

Howard E. Durr, 80 of Rowlesburg died Friday, September 21, 2018 at Pine Ridge in Kingwood with family by his side.

He was born December 22, 1937, in Preston County, a son of the late Charles Elmer and Clara Avinell Loughry Durr.

Howard was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He loved being outdoors fishing, hunting, working in his garden, chopping wood and just being with family.  He was a foreman for Chemetals for 24 years and a foreman for the WV Department of Highways (Terra Alta) for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Long Durr; two sons, James Howard Durr and wife, Ruth of Anchorage, AK and their children, Franklin Tyler and Brian James and Kenneth Lee Durr and wife, Heather of Belvidere, NJ and their children, Benjamin Brown, Andrew Long and Madeline Whitney; three daughters, Barbara Ann Darlington and husband, Jim and their daughter, Jessica Loran  and Catherine Sue Durr, all of Rowlesburg and Elissa Renee Walls and husband, Jeremy of Orlando, FL and their son, Abel Michael.

Mr. Durr was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Keith Durr and a sister, Mary Delaine Hours.  He is the last survivor of his immediate family.

The family will receive friends at the Burke Funeral Home in Rowlesburg on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm.  A luncheon will be provided, at the VFW in Rowlesburg from 1to 4 pm, for family and friends.  Visitation will continue for Mr. Durr from 4 to 7 pm the funeral hour with Pastor Kevin Kiplinger officiating. 

Requested by family donation may be made in honor of Howard Durr to the Rowlesburg Ambulance Service.

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