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Jaycee ‘Jay’ Lee Durham

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Jaycee “Jay” Lee Durham, 73, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Greenville, Kentucky, to the late Lester and Dorothy Taylor Durham.

Jay was an electrician for Armstrong Coal Company and was a U.S. Army veteran. Some of Jay’s enjoyments were fishing, gardening, UK Wildcats, and his family.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jessica Witt; son, David Forgy; daughter, Angel Durham; stepson, Clinton Vance; and brother-in-law, Doug Cavender.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathi Durham; daughter, Leslie Minton (Chris); stepson, Joshua Vance (Tina); eight grandchildren, MaKayla and Madison Minton, Sonnie Witt, Isaiah, Kaleb, and Hailee Morris, Breanna and Brenden Vance; two sisters, Rhonda Cavender, of Owensboro, and Tessa Midkiff (Steve), of McDermott, Ohio; brother, Gary Durham (Becky), of Beaver Dam; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the chapel at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Private family only burial will be at Sunnyside Cemetery, Beaver Dam, with military honors. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Ohio County High School Fishing Team, 1400 S. Main Street, Hartford, KY 42347.

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