Obituary and funeral services: Vernon E. ‘Papa’ Durden, 85, of Loganville

Vernon E. “Papa” Durden, age 85 of Loganville, Georgia passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018. The family will receive friends Monday January 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Tom M Wages Funeral Service, LLC, 3705 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville, Georgia 30039 (770-979-3200).

A Graveside Service Honoring the Life of Mr. Durden will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2:00pm at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation prior to service, 1:00pm-2:00pm at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Mosley Durden, his son, Michael Durden of Loganville; daughters, Cherie and Everett Chapman of Loganville, Sheila Moulder of Flowery Branch, Beverly Brock of Loganville; sisters, Shirley and Jimmy Toler, Gloria Smith; brother, Bobby Durden; grandchildren, Dorothy and Katie Moulder, Rachel and Betsy Brock, Jason and Justin Chapman; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Kyleigh Rickman; many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Durden was born in Loganville, Georgia (Walton County) on May 29, 1932 to Edward Durden and Mamie Runelle Still. He was a Teamster for over 40 years and worked as a Truck Driver for Complete Auto Transit. He loved to fish and hunt but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Reposted courtesy of Wages Funeral Home.

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