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Richard E. "Bull" Durham, 63, Anderson, passed away following a year-long battle with cancer.
He was born March 24, 1954, in Quonset Point Naval Hospital in Rhode Island to Eugene and Martha (Grossgruth) Durham.
Richard was graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1972. He furthered his education by working his way through college at Tri-State University in Angola graduating in 1979.
He established Durham Engineering and Land Surveying in 1988 and he specialized in transportation design. He was a registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana, Ohio, Florida, and Illinois and was registered as a professional land surveyor in Indiana.
Richard was a very active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers where he served as secretary of the metropolitan Indianapolis branch. He was also active in the American Council of Engineering Companies. He was a member and past-master of the Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge No. 77. Richard desired to give back to his community by serving on the 4-H Association board for eight years helping the youth of Madison County. Professional he gave free seminars to other consulting firms giving back to his profession.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 39 years, Robin (Delong); three children, Amber L. Durham, Sarah R. Durham, and Christopher D. C. (Kayla) Durham; seven grandchildren, Skylan I. Durham-Jones, Michelle J. Follmar, Larissa C. Follmar, Lyla R. Durham-Laycock, Charles G. Durham, Kloe G. Durham, and Kaylee G. Durham; one granddaughter on the way; and a brother, Kenneth Robert Durham.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Donald Durham.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Elwood.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and a Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences: www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 9, 2018
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