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James

Henry

Durham

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January 13, 2022

James Henry Durham, 81, of Union Hall, died, Thursday January 13, 2022, at Runk & Pratt assisted living in Forest. Mr. Durham was born June 19, 1940, in Campbell County, a son of the late Joseph Hermit Durham Sr. and Alice Mae Tucker Durham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother John Roscoe Durham, and a son in law Maurice Harris. He started working at a young age delivering newspapers. In his teen years he worked doing many different jobs from working in a grocery store and at a local gas station. He eventually met our mom and they married on September 20, 1959. In 1965 they made the move to Manassas Virgina and he worked for Scope Corporation working long hours learning the trade of machinist. In 1970 him and his brother established their own company Precision Engineering and Manufacturing company. They started out in a little weight house in the front of Sam's Junk yard in Gainesville, Virginia. He eventually built a larger space there and really grew the business until he eventually bought property in Haymarket, Virginia and relocated. He received many awards for his work and inventions. It was the only full sheet metal/machine shop in Northern Virginia doing work for the military making missile loaders, wing tips for the black hawk and fairing assemblies. He did work for all of the military forces along with Mac Aerospace, Aeronautical, Sperry, IBM, and many other companies too numerous to name. In 1976 they built a house and moved to Warrenton Virginia and eventually also built a home on Smith Mountain Lake in Union Hall, Virginia. He was a master of all kinds of trades on top of owning the largest machine/sheet metal shop in northern Virginia he also established PEMCO Builders where he built homes and put up Nationwide Modular Homes and he was also the owner of Town and Country Auto Sales in Haymarket, VA. He eventually retired in 2009 and bought a farm and was raising cattle. He loved his family and loved going out on the lake with his boat taking the grandkids out tubing and swimming. He enjoyed taking the family to bush Gardens and Kings Dominion. He was a lifetime member of the Manassas Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife of 62 years Daisy May Broughfman Durham of Union Hall; two daughters Teresa Durham Harris; Elisa Durham Landwehr and husband Jeff all of Penhook; five grandchildren Spring Wronski of Gainesville, Curtis Dale Davis, Jr. and wife Angela of Rixeyville, Gregory Keith Clarke Jr. and wife Anita of Union Hall, Dylan James Scot Landwehr, and Cheyenne Landwehr both of Penhook; seven great grandchildren Aiden Wronski, Alexis Wronski, Dakota Gearhart, Haven Hunley, Shiloh Hunley, Dylan James Scot Landwehr Jr. and Whitley Davis; three step grandchildren Aryannah and Ayden Wheeler and Summer Ramsey; a brother Joseph Hermit Durham Jr. of Culpepper; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday January 22, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 2:00PM following the visitation the funeral service will take place in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Johnny Scearce officiating. The interment will follow at Alleghany Memorial Park. The funeral arrangements are being handled at Arritt Funeral Home. Cemetery Information Saturday, January 22, 2022 Alleghany Memorial Park 7008 Winterberry Ave. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Saturday, January 22, 2022 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Saturday, January 22, 2022 12:33 AM - 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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