Roy A. Durden, age 71, of Bell, FL, went to be with the Lord on September 4, 2020 at NFRMC in Gainesville, FL. He was born to parents Grover and Maude Durden on October 12, 1948 in Trenton, FL and was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist County. He loved spending time with his children, grandkids and family, he also enjoyed watching his beloved Florida Gators. Mr. Durden retired as a Corrections Officer and was of the Baptist faith.
He is preceded in death by his father, Grover Durden. He is survived by his mother, Maude Green Durden of Trenton, FL; his wife, Donna Keirnan Durden of Bell, FL; his daughters, Kimberly (Stuart) Vaughn of Lakeland, FL and Dawn Summers of Chiefland, FL; his son, Jason Durden of Bell, FL; his sisters, Betty Durden and Judy (Steve) Longfellow, his brothers, Randy (Diane) Durden, James (Harriet) Durden and David (Robin) Durden, grandchildren, Aaron (Leah) Martin, Trevor Durden, Trey Durden and Jace Durden, he is also survived by multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service in honor of Mr. Durden will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM in the Watson Funeral Home Chapel.