March 19, 1926 - November 16, 2020
Mr. Edward “Gene” Durham, age 94 of Hohenwald, TN passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at AHC Lewis County in Hohenwald, TN. He was Born in Old Hickory, TN on March 19, 1926 to the late John Durham & Bessie Taylor. Mr. Durham accomplished many great things throughout his life: He preached for over sixty years in various congregations of the church of Christ and was a missionary in East Germany He was a veteran of World War Two. There he served in the European Theater with occupation forces. He was an “expert” musician for eighty years. He played all over the country including a nursing home in Anchorage, AK. He was loved and adored by many. He “taught half of Lewis County”. He married his “best friend”. An old student of his described him as, “the hardest teacher I ever had in chemistry, physics and geometry”. An old student also said, “Once as a teenager he was preaching at Springer church of Christ where we attended. His lesson was to young people. He said, “be careful who you date because you just might marry that person.””I never forgot that”. He was described by a former student as very intelligent and had great insight about life, loved to play the guitar and sing. What an amazing man and a fully lived life. Survivors include his Wife Hilda Durham, Son Jerry (Sandra) Durham, Son Greg (Susan) Durham, Daughter Barbara (Larry) Jones, along with 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 20 begininng at 2:00 PM in the Milan Cemetery in Centerville, TN. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Mr. Edward “Gene” Durham, age 94 of Hohenwald, TN passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at AHC Lewis County in Hohenwald, TN. He was Born in Old Hickory, TN on March 19, 1926 to the late John Durham & Bessie Taylor. Mr. Durham... View Obituary & Service Information
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