William (Bill) Dawain Durst, 71, of Reedsville, Ohio, passed away Nov. 11, 2013, at his residence.
He was born April 4, 1942, in Evans, W.Va., son of the late Dawain and Emma Barnette Durst.
He was a 1960 graduate of Eastern High School, where he excelled in athletics. He was a Little League Baseball Coach for the Reedsville Rockets. He was a firm believer in Season of Giving and Pay It Forward. He retired from AEP in 2002 as a maintenance mechanic and also worked for FMC VISCO from 1963-74. As a teenager, he worked on Humphrey Farms. He received his Associate Degree from West Virginia University in Fire Associated Sciences and served 40 plus years on the Olive TWP Fire Dept. and First Responders. He was a Mason and belonged to the Shade River Masonic Lodge and Pomeroy Lodge. Bill was a Ham Radio operator and a member of the Eden United Brethren Church. He was also an avid outdoorsman and raised exotic birds like pheasant and quail and loved Genealogy.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Martha Coleman Durst; two sons, Dennis and Kim Durst and David and Cindy Durst; two daughters, Debbie and Rick Barringer and Dee and Jeff Kimes; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and three more on the way; a brother, Gary and Ruth Durst; two sisters, Charlotte Durst and Dick Morris and Geraldine and Virgil Holsinger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandsons and two nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Rev. Steve Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Heiney Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Central Region Office-ATHE, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017, or to Angel Tree, Att. Terri Ingels, P.O. Box 191, Middleport, OH 45760.
You can sign the online guestbook at www.white-schwarzelfunerahome.com