Morris M. Durking, 85, left this earthy world, Wednesday afternoon, December 18, 2019, to rejoin his loving wife Jean in heaven.
Born on April 20, 1934 in Indian Lake, he was the son of the late Roland and Willena (Eldridge) Durking. He attended Indian Lake Central School. He served in the United States Army 1stInfantry Tank Division.
Upon his honorable discharge from the service, he returned to Indian Lake. He married Jean Benton on October 6, 1957 at the First Baptist Church of Indian Lake.
Morris worked as a logger and then for many years as a self-employed truck driver. He enjoyed trucks and watching NASCAR. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Indian Lake and the Parker Benton American Legion Post 1392, Indian Lake.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Jean Durking; two sister, Rose Marie Seymour and Wilma LaDuke; four brothers: William, Milford, Thomas and Earl Durking.
Survivors include three daughters: Patricia (Don) McConkey of Greenfield Center, Peggy (Joseph) Carroll of Saranac Lake, Pamela (Guyowen) Howard of Indian Lake; four grandchildren: Tara (Patrick) Sheridan, Nicole McConkey, Rory (Hannah) Carroll and Guyowen “Reece” Howard; a sister, Anna Mae (Larry) Klien of St. Louis, MO; five beloved great grandsons: Cody, Nolan, Daniel, Henry and Rory; a sister-in-law, Donna (Dick) Spring of Indian Lake; many nieces, nephews and cousins.Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the family home, 6320 NYS Rte. 28.
Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptists Church of Indian Lake.
Spring burial will be in Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Morris’ memory may be directed to the Indian lake Ambulance Corps, PO Box 39, Indian Lake, NY 12842 or to the First Baptist Church of Indian Lake, Indian Lake, NY 12842.
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