Jackie H. Durard, 81, of Ledbetter passed away peacefully on Monday, February 6, 2023, at his residence with his family by his side.
Jackie put the Lord first and foremost in his life being a faithful member of Ledbetter Church of Christ all his life. He and his brother farmed the farm until the 80’s. He loved the farm. He went to work at ISP/Ashland Chemicals and was there for 35 years retiring in 2004. He loved sports, especially Kentucky basketball. He started playing golf in 2002 and became an avid golfer. He exceled and won several senior tournaments. He has a trophy deer and a mounted large mouth bass on his wall.
He taught his sons all his talents from repairing cars to using guns, to fishing, hunting, and being moral and honest. His grands were his pride and joy as with his sons, never too busy to stop and help with whatever they needed. He followed six of them all over the state watching them play golf tournaments. Others were followed in softball and volleyball. So proud of each and every one.
Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Brenda Durard of Ledbetter; three sons, Howie (Jodi) Durard of Ledbetter, Tim (Regina) Durard of Gilbertsville, Chad (Cheryl) Durard of Ledbetter; one brother, Douglas “Nubbin” Durard of Fredonia; eight grandchildren, Kara Shea Dowdy, Tesa LuAnne Con, Laken Durard Travelstead, Keely Durard, Ashley Floyd, Austin Walters, Tana Durard, Tara Durard; sixteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Howard and Magdalene Calender Durard; one sister, Marcia Smith; and one brother, Donald Durard.
Funeral services will be at 12:00pm on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Lindsey Funeral Home with the Bro. David Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ledbetter.
Friends may visit the family from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday or 11:00am to service hour on Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com
Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.