Robert Joseph Durette Jr.(1951 - 2013)

Robert Joseph Durette, Jr., 61, of Salisbury, NC, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at his home.

Born February 24, 1951 in Cumberland, MD, he was the son of the late Mary Jean Durette Diehl, Robert Joseph Durette, Sr. and William P. Diehl.

He graduated from Strasburg High School, Strasburg, VA. Mr Durette was employed for Power Curbers, Salisbury and Broad Linx Telecom, Harrisburg before retiring.

He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert Joseph Durette, III on March 31, 2011.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Anne Womble Durette; son, Kevin Ray Durette and wife Lisa Marie Durette of Salisbury; sisters, Bobbie Smoot and husband Leonard of Strasburg, VA, Toni Perry and husband Donald of Blacksburg, VA; brother, Paul Diehl and wife Julie of Purcellville, VA; grandchildren, Nicolas Durette, Madison Durette, McKenzie Durette and Dominic Durette; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the Summersett Funeral Home, Salisbury, NC, and at other times the family will be at the residence.

A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at Summersett Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Shoaf, Minister of Nazareth Community Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Huntersville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 313, Huntersville, NC 28070 to support the daycare program for his twin granddaughters, Madison and McKenzie and grandson, Dominic Durette.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Durette family. Online condolences may be made to www.summersettfuneralhome.com

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2013