James Earl Durant, 78, of South Zanesville, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Wed. March 17, 2021 at Genesis Hospital. He was born on Nov. 20, 1942 in Zanesville, a son of the late William R. Durant and Viola Durant Lighthizer. He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving from 1961-1965 and he retired from Travis Air Force Base. He was a lifetime member of Zanesville Eagles. He is survived by his wife Carol Durant. Three sons James Durant, Shane Durant, and Chad Durant. Grandchildren Tasha Hale, Lukas and Raylynn Durant. Great-grandchildren Luke and Dennis Hale. One sister Pam Vandenbark. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Roger Durant. His father and mother-in-law Howard and Katie Caldwell.
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sun. March 21, 2021 at William Thompson & Son Funeral Home 5765 Gladstone Drive White Cottage where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Mon. March 22, 2021 with Pastor Aaron Bounds officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery where Zanesville VFW and American Legion will conduct military honors. To sign the online guest book please visit www.williamthompsonandsonfuneralhome.com
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