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Charlie Emmett Durham

Funeral services for Charlie Emmett Durham, 88, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Bakersfield Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Durham passed away at 7:40 a.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019 at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born November 29, 1930, at Ott, Arkansas, to Braxton Durham and Lydia Tackitt Durham.  Charlie graduated from High School at Cardwell, Missouri.  On December 23, 1956, he was married at Viola, Arkansas, to Jecquita Cotter.  Mr. Durham was a veteran, having served with the United States Air Force.  He was a farmer, loved his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing guitar.  Mr. Durham was a member of Bakersfield Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Jecquita Durham, of the family home; four children, Linda Collins, West Plains, Dale Durham and wife, Sharon, Overland Park, Kansas, Teresa Durham, Allen, Texas and Melissa George and husband, Eric, Paola, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Rebecca, Lindsey, Kathryn, Hannah, Jedidiah, Riley and Dylan; one great-grandchild, Charlie Durham and another on the way; one brother, Willie Durham,  Liberty, Missouri; and one sister, Geneva Peters, Kearney, Missouri.

His parents, six brothers and five sisters, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Bakersfield Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Paragould Children’s Home and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at