Johnnie Melvin Durance

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Louisville, Tenn. - Johnnie Melvin Durance, of Louisville, Tenn., formerly of Clewiston, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, due to a long illness at Specialty Select Hospital at Fort Sanders in Knoxville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James William and Vera Mae Durance; sister, Martha Hunter; and granddaughter, Kiesha Ann.
Johnnie is survived by his wife of 35 years, Flo Durance, of Knoxville, Tenn.; four children, Brenda Filyaw of Dayton, Tenn., John and Kathy Durance of Jefferson City, Tenn., Joshua Nagorny of Ohio, and Corey Durance of Iowa; grandchildren, Jessica, Nathan, Austin, Kayla, Kaylee, Michael, Abby, Harley, Victoria, Stacy Jr., Kori, Jacob, and Taylor; eight great-grandchildren, Celeb, Kylie, Kaigyn, Mia, Lilly, Kyren, Clara, Willow; ten siblings, Billy, Hersel, David, Paul, Joe, Joyce, Mary, Linda Gale , Julie, Maudeen; numerous nieces and nephews; and his sisters in Christ, Brenda and Linda.
Over many years he worked as a commercial fisherman, a heavy equipment operator with United States Sugar Corp in Florida, and worked construction before he was disabled. Johnnie will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at Evangel Assembly of God, 350 S Berner Road, Clewiston, on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Gary Corley officiating. The family will welcome friends prior to the service at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Johnnie's memory to East Tennessee Children's Hospital, The Development Office, P. O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901-5010 or , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865)6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com


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Published in NewsZapFL on May 24, 2018
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