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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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