In Loving Memory Of Raymond Arnold Durham

Feb. 29, 1932 - June 12, 2017

Raymond Arnold Durham, affectionately  known  as  "Red", passed away on June 12, 2017 at the age of 85 years in Levelland, Texas  at  Lynwood  Nursing  & Rehabilitation Home.  He moved to Lynwood on the 1st of March, 2017. Red was born on February 29, 1932 in Brownfield, Texas to O.B. and  Minnie  Lee  Durham,  and later  attended  school  in  Olton, Texas.  On January 6, 1951, he married Uelala Truelock where together  in  Olton  they  raised  a family of four children.  Red enjoyed hard work, and more hard work, but during his rare off-times, he liked to go camping and play dominos.  His three greatest loves were family, friends, and farming. Red farmed in the Olton area and operated a dairy at Springlake, Texas.  After retiring from farming and the dairy, he and his wife Uelala operated a Dog Kennel in Littlefield, Texas where they raised and groomed dogs.  Raymond was a member of Parkview Baptist Church of Littlefield. Raymond is survived by his four children, Gary and wife, Emma of Lubbock, Grady and wife, Jane of Belton, Marilyn Koelder and husband, Gary of Plainview, and Carolyn Doshier and husband, Kerry of Levelland; seven grandchildren, Sheila and husband, John Jernigan,  Gerald  Ray  Durham,  Troyce  Raleigh  Durham,  Kash Koelder, Kelby Koelder, Katelyn Franklin and husband, Brandon, and Kordell Doshier; four great-granddaughters, Marlee Jernigan, Faith Jernigan, Shiloh Ottmers and Kraylee Franklin; one great-great-granddaughter, Makenzie Ottmers; two sisters, Wilma Fulton and  husband, Tommy,  and  Cleo  Ignacia  and  husband,  Marney; sister-in-law, Betty Durham; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two grandsons, Tanner  Doshier  and  Paul Vaugh;,  and  two  brothers,  John  Lee Durham and Lloyd Moore. Graveside services were held Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017, at Olton Cemetery, Olton, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Olton Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1065, Olton, Texas 79064, or your favorite charity. The  family  invites  you  to  leave  a  message  or  memory  at www.krestridgefuneralhometx.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. Levelland.

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