M. Sgt. John
Ronald “Bull” Durham, 69, of Buckeye, passed away peacefully at home with his
wife at his side on February 28, 2013, just as he wanted it. He was born on April 8, 1943 in Dallas, Texas,
to Eva Dale Durham and John Perry. John
moved to Arizona in 1987, and retired as a Pump Specialist from the state of
Arizona with 15 years of service.Prior
to that, he held a stellar career in the United States Air Force achieving the
rank of Master Sergeant upon retirement with 23 years of faithful service.John served 6 combat tours in Vietnam where
he was awarded numerous medals and awards for his combat duties and skills. John met his wife Loretta while serving at
Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma; they fell in love and were married on
December 18, 1982. Some of his hobbies included restoring his 1970 Mustang, and
working in his yard, where John was never quite satisfied and was always trying
to improve upon his prior improvements. John
loved to spend time with that other special “Girl” in his life, “Maggie” his
beloved boxer dog. Of all the places he has seen in the world, all the foreign
lands traveled all the beauty he has enjoyed, his absolute favorite place….was alongside
his loving wife…... Loretta.She is, and
will always be his beauty, his passion and his life.
survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Loretta; his sons, James and Craig;
his brother, Richard Durham; and also 5 grandchildren.Their boxer, “Maggie”, misses daddy very
committal service with full military honors will be held on Friday, March 15 at
11:00am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, located at 23029 North
Cave Creek Road in Phoenix.
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