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Barney Durham

Barney Durham

Barney L. Durham

Barney L. Durham   October 8, 1942 - May 30, 2023

Barney L. Durham, 80, of Amarillo, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Barney was born October 8, 1942 in Roswell, New Mexico to Melvin and Nora (Flournoy) Durham. He graduated from Roswell High School. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard.
Barney was a new car dealer in Santa Fe and Roswell for many years. Barney enjoyed flying and he loved life. He especially loved his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by all of his siblings, Billy Durham, Johnny Durham, Bobby Durham, and Cyloma Durham. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Shorlette “Charlie” Durham; son, Barney Durham, Jr. and wife, Colleen; grandchildren, Jade, Bryce, and Brayden Durham; step-granddaughter, Kaylyn Rogers; and step-sons, Richard Rogers and Randy Rogers.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  To send flowers to the family of Barney L. Durham, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

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05/31/23 03:19 PM #1    

Rex Booth

Barney was a long-time friend of mine. My family became friends of the Durham's when I was about ten years old. I remember when Barney's dad Melvin owned Durham's Used Car on South Main at the Y just south across from Wylies Drive-In. Durham's used car lot is where Barney and all his brothers learned the art of 'horse trading'. One memorable time was in 1960 when the Durham's, my mother and I travelled to Van Nuys, California to visit his sister Cyloma. We had a great time. Barney's mother Nora let me drive their white 1959 Cadillac on the way back from LA all the way to Phoenix. Made me feel like a million dollars!  Barney and his family were most generous by nature, helping others who were in need. I will miss Barney... my friend.



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