Robert L. Durden, Jr. • November 6, 2022

Our beloved Butch went to his Heavenly reward, after suffering from a hard disease. He passed away at the age of 76. He was employed by the City of Pensacola for 37 years. He worked a number of years for the Fall Festival of his church. He was an usher at the 10:30 Mass and helped the men cutting grass until the progression of his disease prevented him from doing so.
Butch was also in the Knights of Columbus. He helped out during the annual fish fry during Lent. He was a man that loved God, his church, wife and family. Everyone that had the opportunity to really get to know him was entertained by his very funny dry sense of humor. We all feel like he received that humor from his Dad who gave every child that he knew a funny nickname. Some people only knew him as Butch.
He is survived by his loving wife (Joan) of 46 years. He has 3 brothers with families, Doug and Linda, David and Carole and Lamar and Melanie. Butch also has a number of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. He loved them all and would love to have seen them all enjoy Disney World. He did enjoy traveling as much as possible with as many of them as he could.
Gatlinburg, Tn. was one of Butch and Joan’s favorite places to go. The mountains were a place to be closer to God and appreciate the beauty of this world.
We would like to say “Thank You” to the staff of Bay Breeze Senior Living for all of the love, support and care that they gave him and his family.
A “Thank You” also to Covenant Hospice for all the care and support they gave him and his family.
Rosary will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home on Thursday, November 10 beginning at 4:30pm; visitation to follow from 5:00-7:00pm. Services will be held the following day, Friday, November 11, at St. Anne Catholic Church on Saufley Field at 11:00am.

  1. Dixie Wilkinson says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to Joan and family. Such a sweet and loving man who definitely got his humor from Uncle Bob!! Many wonderful memories and great times! Rest easy my cousin.

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