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William "Bill" H. Durham

August 18, 1948 — May 11, 2019

Mr. William “Bill” H. Durham, age 70 of Franklin, KY, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Bill was born August 18, 1948 to the late Fred H. Durham and the late Clemmie Olean Johns Durham.  His father-in-law Henry Rowe preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Randee Durham, 2 sons William Matthew Durham (Mariah) of Franklin, KY and Christopher Ross Durham of Franklin, KY, granddaughter Hallie Myra Durham of Franklin, KY, 2 brothers Donald Durham (Margaret) of Bethpage, TN and Joe Durham of Cross Plains, TN, 2 sisters Peggy Cantwell (Johnny) of Mt. Juliet, TN and Jewell Hall (Bobby) of Bethpage, TN, mother-in-law Doris Rowe of Owensboro, KY, brother-in-law Robin Rowe (Theresa) of Calhoun, KY and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was retired from Drackett Manufacturing after 30 years.  He was committed to his family and he enjoyed fishing, farming and loved the outdoors.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Gilbert Funeral Home from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Cremation was chosen with a private memorial service.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

325 West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134


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