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Rodger Winston Durham

December 31, 1941 ~ April 20, 2017 (age 75)

Rodger Winston Durham, 75, passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2017.  He was
born in Greensboro, NC on December 31, 1941 to the late Dr. Carey W. Durham and
Alberta Rodgers Durham. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May
13, 2017, in the First Presbyterian Church Chapel at 607 North Elm Street in
Greensboro.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service in
Cannon’s Solarium located in the church.  Rodger is survived by his wife of 35 years,
LuAnn Boyd Durham; daughter, Emily Durham Diy (Carlo) of Durham, NC; and son, Nathan
W.Durham (Lisa) of Jacksonville, FL.  They were the light of his life. Rodger
graduated from Greensboro Senior High (Grimsley), Davidson College, and Purdue
University. He was a land surveyor, teacher, and program manager for North
Carolina’s Floodplain Mapping Program in Raleigh. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in
the US Army during the Vietnam War. With Rodger’s declining health over the last
eight years, wehave missed his keen intellect.  He had adepth and breadth of
knowledge on the subjects of surveying and survey law, forestry and the outdoors,
music, sailing, the Great Books, and philosophy.  A niece wrote a sweet sentiment
upon learning of Rodger’s passing that she “pictured him hiking the heavens,
surveying paradise”. The family expresses sincere thanks to Hospice and Palliative
Care of Greensboro, especially to the nurses, Dr. Feldman, Molly Lyle, Maria Donnell,
and Beacon Place. Their help, along with Sara Shapiro’s, made it possible for Rodger
to be cared for at home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro,
NC,27405. Online condolences may be made through


 Service Information

Memorial Service
May 13, 2017

10:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
607 N Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

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