Bobby Roy Durham Sr.
December 5, 1939  -  September 16, 2018

Bobby Roy Durham Sr.

Memorial Service
LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:00 PM
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DURHAM, BOBBY ROY SR.- Bobby Roy Durham Sr. of Roswell, NM passed away, Sunday, September 16, 2018 surrounded by the love of his family.

A Memorial Service for Bobby will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, September 20, 2018 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel with Pastor Norman Lucas of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness officiating.

Bobby was born December 5, 1939 in Roswell, NM to Melvin D. and Nora Durham. He married Della Mae Otte in 1969. Bobby loved his family and friends. He worked in the Automotive Industry; Durham Lincoln Mercury/Durham Ford, also owned and operated Durham Chevron on North Main for many years and owned and operated Child Day Care Center for several years. Bobby was a member of the Sheriffs’ Posse of Chaves County and Sierra Volunteer Fire Dept.

Bobby is survived by sister, Cyloma Durham Waggoner and husband Tom Waggoner of Roswell, NM; brother, Barney Durham and wife, Charlie of Albuquerque, NM; sister-in-law, Rebecca Durham of Ruidoso, NM; daughter, Carol Durham Hedgecock and son-in-law, Jack Hedgecock of Sanger, TX; son, Bobby Roy Durham Jr. and wife Dee Dee of Roswell, NM; step children, Kim and Mary Otte of Lake Buchanan, TX; Tommy and Tanya Hickman of Sanger, TX; grandchildren, Jessie Hedgecock of Sanger, TX; Roy Hedgecock and wife Devin of Sanger, TX, great granddaughter Lilian; great grandchildren, Keith and Eric Bradley of Roswell, NM; Kevin and Kayleigh Bradley of Roswell, NM; also many nieces and nephews.

Bobby was preceded in death by parents, Nora and Melvin Durham of Roswell, NM; brothers, Billy and wife, Jimmie Durham of Roswell, NM and Johnny Durham of Ruidoso, NM; nephews, Tommy Whitaker and Robin Wright of Roswell, NM; daughter, Sheryl Bradly and granddaughter, Cassandra.

We will miss the good years he had and his sense of humor.


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  1. Dixie Lee Wagner
    Roswell, NM, NM

    Cycloma & all other family members of Bobby's : I always enjoyed visiting with Bobby - known him "forever" - sad for you BUT HAPPY for Bobby- he has reached his goal - where we all want to be some day Sincerely, Dixie Wagner

  2. Debbie
    Roswell, NM

    Carol, I am so sorry to hear about the Lost of your father. May the Lord hold you and your family and friends in his arms more tightly and be with you and your family and friends in this time. And even allow you and your family and friends to morun as long as you all need to. Again my friend I am so very very sorry. You and your family and friends are always in my heart and prayers. Love in God's eyes.

  3. Gloria Chavez
    Roswell, NM

    Bobby was such a kind and spiritual man. I look forward to welcoming him back in the resurrection. May Jehovah comfort all of his family.
    Christian love,
    Gloria Chavez

  4. Harva Joan Joseph

    Sometimes it is hard to express in words the feelings in the heart. May you be comforted by the promise of a resurrection in to a world perfect, beautiful, everything in harmony and when our loved ones will be restored to the vigor of their youth. What joy is in store for our families as they are reunited. May Jehovah the God of comfort through his son Christ Jesus continue to be with you during this time of sorrow. May your memories bring joy to you as we look ahead to that resurrection as Nora use to teach us, Bobby and all those privileged to visit them. Bobby was hospitable and accommodating. Thinking of you.

  5. Lynn Seeds
    Alamogordo, NM

    We are so saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. I had the prevledge of working for Bobby as Bookkeeper for his Chevron Gas Station in Roswell back in the day. He was by far the BEST Boss and friend. He treated all his employees well and we truly enjoyed working in his presence. I only knew Carol back then , but George and I send Loving prayers of comfort to the Durham family. He will be truly missed but never forgotten by those who knew of his sincere character. Love, George & Lynn Seeds

  6. Cindy Charles
    Garland, TX

    I wan't to give my condolenses to the Durham and Otte family. I have known this wonderful man for many years. He had a great sense of humor, and every time I saw him, he made my not so great day so much brighter. He was kind, thoughtful, and would literally do anything for anyone in need. He also made great salsa and breakfasts! I love you Mr. Bobby Durham, and will miss you so very much! That ring you gave me years ago, I will cherish always. Rest in heavenly peace my friend. ❤

  7. Prince Michael Jauregui
    Missoula, MT

    My Condolences to Cyloma, Carol and the entire Durham Family.

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