J.D. Durkin, 76, died Friday, April 2, 2010, at Brookside Manor in Overbrook.
He was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Humboldt to John and Mona Willhite Durkin. He grew up in Humboldt and had lived in Carbondale since 1962.
He worked as an installer for A.T.&T. for 38 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956.
He had served as Mayor and City Councilman for Carbondale, was with the Carbondale Volunteer Fire Department for 46 years and was a First Responder for eight years. He was a member of the Kiwanis, the Carbondale Grange and the Community United Church of Christ. He was on the Osage County Election Board, the Zoning Committee, was a Boy Scout Leader and Baseball coach.
On May 31, 1957, he married LaVaughn Hudson in Miami, Okla. She survives.
Other survivors include six children and their spouses, Vicki and Kent Doze, Carbondale, Coleen and Lonnie Remington, Topeka, Darrell and Diana Kent, Thornton, Colo., Norman Kent, Humble, Texas, David and Brenda Durkin, Carbondale, and Tammy Marstall, Carbondale; two brothers, Robert Durkin, Springfield, Mo., and Raymond Durkin, Osage City; three sisters, Mary Ann Mueller, Humboldt, Nancy Chandler, Chanute, and Phyllis Caler, Iola; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Fred Marstall.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the Community United Church of Christ in Carbondale. Burial will be in the Carbondale Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Community United Church of Christ or the Carbondale First Responders in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.