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Lloyd W. "Bull" Durham

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DURHAM, LLOYD. W. "BULL," died June 24, 2013.

Bull was born August 2, 1920 in Louisville and graduated from Male High School in 1938.

He married Lucy Perry in 1946 and until her death in 2003 they lived a life of love and became the proud parents of 11 surviving children: Mary Jo, Lucy, Wes, Stephen, Phillip, Pat, William, John, and the triplets, Ellen, Annie, and Bobby. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Bull joined the Navy and attended the University of Louisville and University of Georgia to become an Airship Pilot. He served as an Airship Pilot in World War II. Bull returned to the States and was employed by the Standard Register Company as a sales trainee in 1947, later becoming District Sales Manager. He retired from an illustrious career at the Standard Register Company in 1985.

He was an active member of Holy Trinity Church for over 50 years and served as Chairman of the Holy Trinity Lector Committee. He served many organizations, including President and Diamond Merit Holder of the local chapter of the Administrative Management Society; Vice-President of the St. Matthews Elks Club; and later became the honorary Sergeant of Arms of the St. Matthews Rotary Club. He was Board Chairman of the Standard Register Sales Club.

He sang with the Silver Notes, performed with the Young Hearts Players, and in 1992 began working with Senior Citizens East and advanced the Meals on Wheels program by advocating funding from the St. Matthews Rotary Club.

Bull was a self starter. He was passionate, engaging, a decent story teller, but his jokes, well that's another story! Ultimately, he lived his whole life to end where he did, in the comforting hands of his children, who then placed his hands in the clasp of the Lord to finish his walk to Heaven, where he will be reunited with Lucy, his wife, and countless many friends.

His family invites you to a Mass of Remembrance at Holy Trinity Church, 501 Cherrywood Rd., Louisville, KY, 40207 on Friday July 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. A reception will follow at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in his honor to the .

Published in The Courier-Journal from June 29 to July 1, 2013
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