Gerald “Jerry” Durbin, 74 of Decatur passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at his home in Decatur. He was born on February 21, 1942 in Christian County, IL the Son of Harold A. and Helen (Dexheimer) Durbin. He married Judy Simmons on June 17, 1978 in Kentucky and she preceded her in death in 1999. He worked as a Farmer.

Surviving are his Son: Troy Durbin of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Pamela Welge and companion Scott Wilson of Taylorville, IL; Karen (Vale) Apolinar of Tennessee, Leah (Jose) Avila of Taylorville, IL; Lena Newby of Hartsburg, IL, Rebecca (Doug) Malone of Taylorville, IL; Many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren; Companion: Jolene Fahnestock of Decatur, IL and her children: Michael, James, and Sue Ann Fahnestock. He was also survived by his Sisters: Carmeline Skinner of Hillsboro, IL; Nadine Waterman of Taylorville, IL; Rosemary Albright of Springfield, IL; Brothers: Bruce Durbin of Morrisonville, IL; Mark Durbin of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Son: Rodd Durbin, Sisters: Corinne Powers, Karen Brown; Brothers: Laverne, Richard and Henry Durbin.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Jason Butterick officiating. Burial will be held in Anderson Cemetery in rural Palmer, IL

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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