Mr. Roger D. Durdin, age 75 of Mineola, passed away on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at his home. He was born on November 12th, 1944 in Crockett, Texas to the late Eudell Durdin and Merkie Sims Durdin.
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Roger served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany during the Vietnam War. Roger and Edie married in 1972 and spent many years over seas raising their family in Dubaii. Roger enjoyed traveling, tennis, fishing, square dancing, 4 wheeling, and line dancing. Roger was a sweet and loving husband, father, and PaPa who never met a stranger. He dearly loved his friends and family. Roger retired from Conoco as an offshore O.I.M. He was a member and church greeter of First Baptist Church in Mineola and former Sunday School teacher and Deacon at First Baptist Church of Broussard, LA. He was a former member of the American Legion and former board member of The Mineola Civic Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Brenda Duboise.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Edith Durdin of Mineola. Two sons, Michael Durdin (and his wife, Richael) of Zebulon, NC and Russell Durdin (and his wife, Amelia) of Lafayette, LA. Two daughters, Jancy Fritz (and her husband Edward) of Argyle and Jessica Wene of Sulphur, LA. He is survived by two sisters, Beth Hill of Mineola and Deborah Morris of Houston. He was PaPa to: Grayson, Zach, and Katie Fritz; Raegan, Natalie, and Roger Durdin; Hailey, Jake, and Ava Wene; Asher, Allister, and Colette Durdin.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at First Baptist Church - Mineola 204 N. Johnson St. Mineola, Texas 75773. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church - Mineola Bro. Phillip Casper conducting. Internment will be at New Hope Cemetery in Mineola, with Ed Fritz, Grayson Fritz, Don Clemons, Lloyd Stedman, Ronnie Hill and Larry Coker serving as pallbearers.