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Timothy Clinton Durbin, Jr.

October 31, 1932 — April 25, 2023

Kalamazoo

Timothy Clinton Durbin Jr. was born on October 31, 1932, in Bliss, Missouri to Timothy Clinton Sr., and Mary Alice (Dobbs) Durbin.  The Lord called him home after a brief illness on April 25, 2023, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Tim was a hardworking man his entire life.  He picked cotton as a child to help support his family. While an adult living in Arkansas, he worked on food producing and livestock farms.  He also worked at the local sawmills as a boilermaker, and assisted the local police, firefighters and churches he attended.

In 1955, he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served in the 5th Armored Division as an Engineer and was honorably discharged in 1957 at the rank of Sergeant.

After moving to Michigan he worked as a Leadman in the fabrication department at North American Aluminum.  He worked there before retiring in 1996.

In his spare time he loved hunting, fishing, playing the guitar, gardening (giving excess produce from the garden to family, friends and others in need), camping, walking the Mackinaw Bridge on Labor Day, travelling, and enjoyed spending time with his family and having Sunday dinners.

In 1957, on a blind date, he met the love of his life, Glenda Hensley.  They married in May of 1958 in Pocahontas, Arkansas and they were married for almost 65 years.

Tim is survived by his loving wife Glenda.  Two daughters, Peggy (Bob) Jolliffe and Lanette Durbin, all of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Grandchildren Bryan (Chrissy) Jolliffe, Breann (Terrill) Jolliffe-Gardner, and Joseph (Tori) Rivera.  Great Grandchildren Adeline, Landon, Sophia and the fourth which he referred to as “Peanut” is due in October 2023.

Also surviving are two sisters. Ellen (James) Stafford of Pocahontas Arkansas and Ida (Sherman) Kenner of Rockford, Illinois and sister-in-law Mary Joyce Durbin, also of Pocahontas, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jesse, and brothers James, Robert, Eugene and Buddy.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the many volunteers and staff of the Kairos Dwelling and Compassus Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion that was shown towards Tim and the rest of the family during our time of need. They have become part of the family.

Visitation will be held in Timothy’s honor on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, from 10am to 11am at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial and Cremation Services, 3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009. A funeral service will take place immediately following visitation and guests are invited to stay for lunch after the conclusion of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request memorial contributions be made to the Kairos Dwelling, 2945 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49048.

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Inc.

3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Inc.

3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Inc.

3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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