Welcome to the memorial page for

James "Jimmy" Virgil Durham

February 20, 1924 ~ June 18, 2017 (age 93)


James (Jimmy) V. Durham departed this life June 18, 2017. He was born Feb. 20, 1924, in Alabama and lived in the Chattanooga, TN, area for the past 80 years. He is of the Nazarene faith.


Jimmy served in the United States Navy on the USS Mobile in the South Pacific during WW II. After his military service, he had a 50 year career in commercial construction and served on the Apprentice Committee for the Carpenters' Local #74.


He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters.


He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Frances M. Durham; his beloved daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and John Brown, siblings; Barbara Houser, Virginia Lancaster, Marie Brooks, Samuel Durham, and several nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 5455 North Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37411 or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416.


A private graveside service will be at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.


Please visit to share words of comfort to the family. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

 Service Information

Graveside Service
June 28, 2017

2:30 PM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

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