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Johnnie Melvin Durance

Louisville, TN

Johnnie Melvin Durance, age 66, of Louisville, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, due to a long illness at Specialty Select Hospital at Fort Sanders. He is 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; four children, Brenda Filyaw of Dayton Tennessee, John and Kathy Durance of Jefferson City, Tennessee, 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 Mount Vale Church of God, 1330 East Dumplin Valley Road, Jefferson City, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00a.m. with Pastor T.H. officiating. 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.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on May 16, 2018
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