Millard Alvin “Bud” Duren, age 85, of Clarksville, departed this life, Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at Focused Care of Clarksville. Bud was born in Red River County to William Byron and Ola Mae Monkhouse Duren on November 14, 1934. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 57 years, Betty Melton Duren; brothers, William, Bill and John. He was a devoted husband, father, son, generous brother and mentor to many. Bud and his brother, Bill were partners at Duren Brothers Company in Clarksville from 1956 to 1986. He was a talented horseman, rancher, outdoorsman and businessman. Bud was also a remarkable story teller.
Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Peek and husband, Clay of Annona; one son, Brad Duren of Dallas; grandson, Jeff Harvey of Clarksville; granddaughter, Lauren Travillion and husband, Dustin of Annona; great grandchildren, Breanna and Leland Harvey and Olivia Travillion; sisters, Alma Johnson and husband, Leonard and Diana McGurie and husband, Bill.
Bud’s funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2019, in Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with Rev. James Brown and Rev. Ryan Youngblood officiating. Burial will follow in Aikin Grove Cemetery under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
There will be no formal visitation.
Pallbearers are Rick Bachman, Justin Bishop, Brandon Nix, Chuck Williams, Chuck Booth, James Welch, Victor Bishop, Michael Humphrey, Ryan Hammett and Mike Major.
Honorary Pallbearers are Steve Raulston, Brandon Raulston, Boyd Harvey, Aaron Perkins, Charlie Segleski, Burrell Harvey, Roy Maye, Richard Donovan, Lee Lindeman, Scott Lindeman, Steve Bishop, Bobby Brown, Floyd McGuire and Tommy Welch
The family would like to thank the many caregivers that cared for Bud during the past few months.
Memorials may be made to the Red River County Historical Society, 601 W. Broadway St., Clarksville, Texas 75426.
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