Robert Estel "Buddy" Durham, 81, of Evansville, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at his home. He was born September 8, 1940 in Evansville, IN to the late Roy Estel and Eva Carlene (Hill) Durham.
Buddy retired as a roofer from the Local 106. He was an outdoorsman. Buddy was an avid coon hunter and loved his hunting dogs. He was a devoted father and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Buddy is survived by his daughters, Carrie (Edward) Tinsley, Debbie Durham and Cindy Casey; son, Robbie (Kathy) Durham; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren; brother, Norman (Ronda) Durham; sisters, Carrie Marquez, Connie (Kenny) Sollman, Doris June Tinkle, Joyce Goldsberry, Laura Faye Goldsberry, Francis Earleen (Joe) Beal, and Victoria Jean Sanders; many nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Durham; son, Ronald Fisher; daughter, Jerri Lynn Steward; granddaughter, Cassie Steward; and great granddaughter, MacKenzie Salmon; brothers, John Sumner Durham, Edward Ray Durham, and Roy Bart Durham; and sister Patricia Eileen Elpers.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2021 at Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel, 626 N. First Ave., Evansville. Graveside services will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.
Published by Ziemer Funeral Home -Central Chapel on Oct. 16, 2021.