Paul Otha Durman Jr., 84, Seneca, MO passed into eternal rest December 5, 2019 at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, MO.
Paul was born November 29, 1935 in Golden City, MO the son of Paul O. Durman Sr. and Mary (Walker) Durman. Paul was a member and former Trustee of First Baptist Church, Seneca, MO.
A member of MO. National Guard in Lamar, MO from 1953-1962. He worked for LawnBoy, Lamar, MO, RGS Engineering, Joplin, MO. He was part owner of National Commission, Joplin Stockyards, Joplin, MO. Owner of Nationals Commission Co. Diamond Stockyards, Diamond, MO. He formerly was a bus driver for Thomas Jefferson School, Joplin, MO and bus driver for Morehead Transportation, Seneca, MO.
Paul O. Durman Jr., married Eula Elizabeth Goss June 7, 1957 at the United Methodist Church, Jasper, MO. They were married 62 ½ years and she survives with sons; Mike and Rachel, Tim and Diane, Dwen and Julie; daughter, Paula Elizabeth and Lynn Morehead; 9 grandchildren, 21 Great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren, 11 step great-grandchildren; one brother Donald Durman, Lockwood, MO; one sister, Betty Mae Bennett, Chesapeake, VA and many nieces and nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 pm, Monday, December 9, 2019 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday at the Seneca First Baptist Church with Rod Van Gorkom officiating.
Graveside committal service will be held at 2:30 pm at Pippenger Cemetery, Lockwood, MO with Isaiah Durman, Weston Durman, Chris Morehead, Byron Lopez, Adam Durman and Justin Morehead serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jazmyn Morehead, Marcus Torres, Noah Durman, Buster Fritchey, Morris Ehrhart and Raymond Money.