Henry Durant
1945 - 2020
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Henry Durant

Huntsville - Henry Joseph Durant, age 74, of Huntsville passed away February 10, 2020. He was born in Maryville, TN and has been a Scott County resident since 1988. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. In 2014, he retired from South Blount Utility as District Manager after over 10 years. He was previously employed at JJ&G Engineering and Barge Waggoner Engineering. He was a scuba diving instructor for over 20 years with Currint Interprises, as well as, an excellent chef. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville, where he was an elder and choir member, and he had been on the Maryville Chamber of Commerce. Preceded in death by son John Harold, brother John Allen, and parents Harold and Lucille Durant. Survived by wife of 32 years Kaye Dodson Durant, son Robert Henry Durant (Danice), Grandchildren AnnaMarie and KayeLee, brother Pete Durant (Becky), Sister-in-law Gail Durant, aunt and uncle Johnnie and David Copeland, 10 furbabies (3 dogs and 7 cats), special friends Gary and Tamia Bible and the "rowdy crowd" at First Presbyterian Church. Family will receive friends 2:00-3:00pm Sunday, February 16, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church of Huntsville with a service to follow at 3:00pm, Rev. Devon Borden Reynolds officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mossop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "For the Love of Paws" P.O. Box 163, Huntsville, TN 37756. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mynattfh.com.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Feb. 12 to Feb. 16, 2020.
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February 16, 2020
Henry was one of my first SCUBA Instructors and always offered excellent instruction and guidance. He also offered help and encouragement when I was immersed in a Calculus class and wondering how I was going to pass (I did). I wish Henry great visibility and following seas.
Paul Warren
February 13, 2020
Henry was a fine friend and an excellent SCUBA Instructor, with whom I had the honor and pleasure to co-instruct with at the University of Tennessee. A more pleasant and upbeat individual you would likely never meet. Godspeed, Henry.
Edward Vigluicci
February 13, 2020
Diving was our connection.. assisted on many class sessions and dive trips.. a special friend and shared many adventures.. great loss to our diving family.I lost Phyllis on June 19, 2019.. Thoughts and prayers.. Harold Maples
Harold Maples
February 13, 2020
Kaye, I just can't believe this. Henry was such a special person, and he will be greatly missed. Thinking of and praying for you with love. Gretchen
Gretchen Morrison
February 12, 2020
Our hearts are breaking. Henry was our best friend and we will miss him more than words can say.
Tamia and
February 12, 2020
Kaye, our deepest sympathies to you at this difficult time. We will always remember Henry's beautiful smile and infectious laugh. All our love Anna and Bob
February 12, 2020
Kaye Sorry for your loss. Many happy memories of times shared with you on scuba diving trips. I lost Jim in December 2018.
Barbara Woody
February 12, 2020
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