Dr. Durward Neal Entrekin, 87, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Durward was born to the late Othel Lowell Entrekin and Mae Beavers Entrekin in Sand Hill, GA, November 25, 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. Upon his return, he earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia and his Ph. D. in Pharmacy from the University of Florida. He worked as a research assistant for E.R. Squibb & Sons in New Jersey before returning to teach at his beloved University of Georgia School of Pharmacy in 1957. He earned the title of Professor in 1965, and then became Associate Dean in 1968, a position he held until his retirement in 1988. At that time, the College of Pharmacy established the Pharmacy Student Leadership Award in his name.
He will be lovingly remembered by all the pharmacy students he taught and mentored. Durward is preceded in death by his brother Othel Lowell Entrekin, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marilyn Folsom Entrekin; his two sons, Dr. Durward (Janet) Entrekin, Jr. and Drs. John (Kay) Entrekin; three grandchildren, Savannah Entrekin, Rebecca Entrekin and Durward Entrekin III, and his sister Evelyn Oates.
He loved to spend time with his family and was also active on many University committees and in the community. He was a staunch member of Athens First United Methodist Church for over five decades, where he sang in the choir, served as Sunday School President, and sat on the Administrative Board. After retirement he enjoyed travel, spending time with his grandchildren and becoming an avid square dancer along with Marilyn.
Contributions in honor of Durward may be made to the
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Winterville United Methodist Church with a reception to follow at the Church.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Mar. 23, 2014