James Michael Durham, 60, of Shawnee, passed from this life Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
He proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Ranger and the U.S.S. Enterprise from 1973 until his discharge in 1977.
He married Kathy Marie Giddens on Nov. 12, 1988.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 20, 2013; his father, James W. Durham on July 27, 1989; his grandparents, W.L. and Halene Wood and John Henry and Edna Durham.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Betty and Jerry Chastain of Shawnee; sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Randy Brasfield, Marysville, Wash., and Melita and Rick Ortiz, Hereford, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Hermila Durham, Norman; his aunt and uncle Delores and Floyd Calvery, Tecumseh; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 10, at the Shawnee Seventh Day Adventist Church, 430 N. Center, Shawnee.