Paul Boyd Durham

Born: Sun., Dec. 27, 1959
Died: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 02, 2018
Location: Jericho Friends Church

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Dec. 03, 2018
Location: Jericho Friends Church

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This life’s journey ended for Paul Boyd Durham, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  He was released into the arms of Jesus surrounded by his loved ones.  Paul bravely battled a 2 month illness of kidney cancer.

Paul was born in Winchester, IN to Denver and Deloris (Grinstead) Durham on December 27, 1959.  He was a 1978 graduate of Winchester Community High School.  Paul worked his way through college raising hogs and being employed by Overmyer Mould.  He graduated from Ball State University.  He worked in insurance and farmed until moving to Cincinnati in 1998.  Paul was a salesman for Champion and became known as “Patio Paul”.  He retired in 2014.  Paul was an avid Cincinnati Red’s fan, a great host for an annual 4th of July party for many friends, family, and neighbors.  He and Lisa Jo enjoyed traveling and showing visitors the many sights of Cincinnati.  Paul was active in his church as an Elder, treasurer, sang in the choir, faithful worker in the church’s food pantry ministry especially enjoying the Sunday School study at Mt. Olivet.

Paul had a wide variety of friends and always made everyone feel comfortable with his unique humor and dry wit.  An extra special thank you is extended to his longtime friends, Jeff and Paula Mills who offered their home where Paul and Lisa spent his final days where family could love on him daily, what a gift!

Paul is survived by his parents; his wife of 14 years, Lisa Jo (Shumaker) Durham; three children, Jessica (Ryan) Liss, Brittany (Neil) Turner, and Brian Coffman; two grandchildren, Marshall and Kori Turner; a brother-in-law, Ronn (Trish) Shumaker; two sisters, Elaine (Martin) Wells and Deanna (Mark) Lake; a brother, Trent (Carla) Durham; and 5 nephews and 3 nieces.

A service to celebrate Paul’s life will be at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Jericho Friends Meeting, with Dr. Jerry Pitman of Lufkin, Texas officiating.  Burial will follow at the Jericho Cemetery.

Friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m., on Sunday, December 2 at Jericho.

Memorials can be given to Paul’s churches: Jericho Friends Meeting, 4010 East 100 South, Winchester, IN 47394 and Mt. Olivet United Presbyterian Church, 508 West State Street, Trenton, OH 45067, with envelopes available at the church.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at



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Robin Bush
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping all of your wonderful family in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim &Gary Conn
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
We’re so sorry to hear about Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kirk Keever
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
I was deeply saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Having played tennis together and staying in touch while he studied at Ball State, we always enjoyed catching up on the 2nd Saturday of June. Lisa, Durham's, Trent, you have my sincerest condolences. Jeff you were a true friend.

Debra Gibbs
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Debbie and Ed Gibbs

Joe Foley
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
My thoughts and prayers and sympathy for family/friends
RIP. Memories cherished
Joe Foley. Friend

Debra Hobbs (Head)
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Prayers and thoughts for your family, Paul.

charlotte cole
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Rosa Key-Schwartz
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Rosa Schwartz.

Deepest condolences on the loss of our dear neighbor Paul. From "Whitehouse Court Crew" Dave & Rosa, Dan & Kathy, Kyle & Lisa, Dale & Kandi, Jack & Maureen, Diane & Mercy, Steve & Mary.

Jack and Rene Grady
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Paul was a great person and great neighbor. We are going to miss him.

Dave Hill
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Many fond memories of Paul that I will always cherish. RIP my friend...

Curt Passmore
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I have a lot of good memories of Paul that go way back to the OMCO days. Heartfelt condolences to Lisa, and the Durhams. May Peace be with you.

Dan and Kathy Woodring
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Paul was a special, compassionate and caring soul - always reaching out and helping all whose lives he touched. Until we meet again Paul, we love you!

Diane Wiater
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
To Lisa and Family,
Paul was a kind and thoughtful neighbor. He will be missed! Keeping your family in prayer during this difficult and untimely loss.
Diane (& Mercy)

Dennis Manes
   Posted Sat December 01, 2018
To Lisa and family,

Paul will be missed by many. He left us with memories that we will always cherish.

Denny and Shelly Manes

Jane Durst
   Posted Sun December 02, 2018
I’m sorry very to hear about Paul! Please know that you are in my prayers.

Jeff and Mary Clark
   Posted Sun December 02, 2018
We were both saddened to hear of our friend Paul’s passing. He will be missed
by so many. Our prayers for his entire family. May God grant you a Peace and comfort that only He can provide. With sympathy,
Jeff and Mary Clark

CD Aragon & family
   Posted Sun December 02, 2018
May the love and peace of Christ be with you all. Sending you our deepest condolences. CD & family

shelia mccammon
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
We are so very sorry for your loss. sending love and prayers