Gainesville - William L. "Fay" Durban, 82, of Gainesville passed away at his home on Thursday, June 20, 2013 surrounded by family members.

Fay was born February 20, 1931 in Hampton and raised in Lawtey by parents Ed and Jessie Williams Durban. He was a 1948 alumni of Lawtey Junior High and graduated from Bradford High School in 1951. He served in the United States Air Force for four years during the Korean War and attended the University of Florida in 1955.

Mr. Durban retired from the State of Florida following over 32 years of dedicated service with the Florida Department of Corrections from 1959 until his retirement in 1992. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Starke.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Durban was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Angelia Joyce "Anne" Elder Durban in 2008.

Mr. Durban is survived by three loving daughters: Denise Durban of Starke, Lisa Tatum (Tommy) of Lawtey, and Jessica Shupe of Kingsley Lake; two loving sons: William L. "Bo" Durban II (Keri) of Canton, GA and Dewey Edward Durban (DeShawna) of Starke; eleven much loved grandchildren: Elizabeth Bannister of Starke and Harrison Hickman of Augusta, GA, Thomas Tatum IV and Tymber Tatum of Lawtey, William L. "Will" Durban III and Nathan Durban of Canton, GA, Christopher Shupe of Lutz, FL and Dylan Shupe, Cole Shupe, and Alissa Shupe of Kingsley Lake, and Judson Hicks of Starke; two great-grandchildren: Kaylin Bannister of Anderson, SC and Landon Bannister of Pendleton, SC. Mr. Durban is also survived by two brothers: Raymond Durban of Lawtey and Richard Durban (Maryanne) of Madisonville, KY; two sisters: Idell Boyette and Betty Williams of Lawtey; and two aunts: Eva Durban Shuford of Lawtey and Dot Johnson Williams of Hampton.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Starke with Brother Ben Bryant officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by JONES-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME, 620 Nona St. Starke, FL 32091. 904-964-6200.


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Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home
620 E Nona St Starke, FL 32091
(904) 964-6200

Published in Gainesville Sun from June 22 to June 23, 2013