James Edward "Bull" Durham
1933 - 2019
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James Edward "Bull" Durham, 86 of Van, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Van. He was born January 13, 1933 in Tyler to the late Goldie and Ruby White Durham. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, worked as a truck driver, retiring after driving for ABF and Red Ball Trucking companies. He was a member of Pruitt Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Rhea Maxfield Durham; and brothers, Fred Thomas Durham and Billy Royce Durham.

Survivors are his children, Kent Durham, Keith Durham, Barry Durham and Kimberli Durham all of Van, Texas; grandchildren, Kris Durham, Katie Beckett, Jennifer Lewis, Kelly Britton, Jordan Durham, Taylor Jones, Shelby Van Sickle and Lillie Van Sickle; great-grandchildren, Lola Beckett, Karly Durham, Kash Durham, Lawson Williams, Lynnleigh Williams and Katherine Britton; sister, Evelyn Leggette and husband, Charles of Chapel Hill and sister in law, Kay Cole and husband, Andy of Van.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home. Services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2019 in the chapel of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Bro. David McNary officiating, with burial at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Tyler.

Pallbearers will be Steve Cook, Preston Maxfield, Kerry Horton, Kris Durham, Drew Cole and Andy Cole. Honorary pallbearers are Barry Durham, Shelby Van Sickle, John Hancock and Glen Cook.

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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 2, 2019.
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August 4, 2019
So sorry for your loss, my great neighbors Keith and Cynthia ❤
Victoria Tankersley
August 2, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Mr. James (Mr. Bull to his PBC Family and Friends) was a wonderful friend to us all. Prayers for all the Family and friends!
Jim & Shirley Hill
Shirley Hill
August 1, 2019
Bull was always smiling, humble and welcoming. A great man has received his wings. He will be missed. Peace to all the family.
Cynthia Harris
Pruitt Baptist Church
Cynthia Harris
August 1, 2019
Kent and Katie Baby and family
Brian and I are sorry for your loss.
He was a special guy.
Jenny Ware
August 1, 2019
We were so grateful to have been friends and able to enjoy the fellowship at Pruitt Baptist Church with James and Anita Durham. James was always a delight and enjoyed conversation and the blessing of him. He loved fishing! He loved sharing all the adventures of the 'last' fishing trip he had made. Thankful for friendship and the blessing of knowing him. Our prayers and love are with all of the family.
Ronnie and Judy Taylor
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