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Travis Lee Durant

Travis Lee Durant

February 7, 1935 – February 13, 2024

Travis Lee Durant was born on February 7, 1935 in Vredenburgh, Alabama and died on February 13, 2024 in Greenville, Alabama. He was 89 years old.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Canton Bend Methodist Church, Highway 28 West, Camden, Alabama with Brother Bryant Pearson officiating and Dunklin Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. in the chapel of Dunklin Funeral Home in Camden, Alabama.

Raised by his parents, Edward Lee and Mary Loftin Durant, he spent most of his life in Camden, Alabama. He had two brothers, Charles, who preceded him in death and Larry (Gena) of Camden, Alabama. He married Hazel Kirchharr on August 20, 1955. They were married for 50 years until her death in 2005. They had one daughter, Mary (Rhett) Nicholson of Panama City Beach, Florida.

Travis was a small business owner. First with Foodland and later Travis’s General Store. From car washes to a petroleum company; to the drive in where he would sit for hours with friends smoking barbecue, he knew what it meant to work hard. Working was the greatest love of his life. He enjoyed the connections he made and continued working well into his eighties. His granddaughters, though, were his pride and joy, Scarlett (David) Butts of Helena, Alabama and Virginia (Mitchell) Winston of Vestavia Hills, Alabama. They held a special place in his heart, and he took immense pride in their accomplishments and milestones. His great grandsons, Nicholas Rhett Butts, Nathaniel David Butts, Travis Dean Winston, Samuel Rhett Winston, and William Knight Winston, brought boundless happiness into his life. They could always bring a smile to his face! He loved to sit and watch them play and swim. Travis was also a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews, whom he held near and dear to his heart.

His kindness, generosity, and unwavering support endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those he touched.

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