J. D. Duren, 90 of Lithia Springs, passed away Friday, Jan. 18. He was born in Douglas County on April 24, 1922 to the late Robert (Bob) Duren and the late Gladys Stovall Duren. He graduated from Douglas County High School in 1940. He joined the U.S. Army in December of 1942 and served during World War II in Germany and France. He was discharged in December of 1945. He then entered the Georgia Tech Industrial Engineer Program. He spent his entire working career with the Simmons Bedding Company, retiring after more than 40 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lithia Springs where he served on the Deacon Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert (Bob) Duren and Gladys Stovall Duren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Hazel Doster Duren; Son and Daughter-in-law, Stan and Sharon Duren of Dallas, Texas; daughter and partner, Teresa Duren and Susan Westergard of Atlanta; granddaughter, Brooke Duren of Austin, Texas.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. from Hightower’s Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Mozley Memorial Gardens in Lithia Springs.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 2 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Marbridge Foundation for Special Needs Adults, P.O. Box 2250 Manchaca, Texas 78652 or First Baptist Church of Lithia Springs, 3566 Veterans Memorial Highway, Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122.
You may share your thoughts and memories in the online guestbook at www.hightowersmemorial.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hightower’s Memorial Chapel and Cremation Service, Douglasville. For more information, call 770-489-2818.