Jack Cole Durshimer

Born: Thu., Jun. 2, 1921
Died: Sun., Jul. 1, 2007

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Jack Cole “Dutch” Durshimer, age 86, of Greensboro, GA passed away at his home on July 1, 2007. He was born in Manasota, Florida on June 2, 1921, the son of the late Norman and Margie Durshimer of Albany, GA. He graduated from Albany High School in 1942 where he played football. He served aboard the U.S.S. Alabama in the Pacific and Caribbean from the time she was commissioned in Norfolk, VA during World War II. He was a master saw filer who worked in the lumber business most of his life in Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina. He worked many years at Greensboro Lumber Company, and since retirement has owned and operated B & J Band Saw Shop traveling and working in several states. In the last two years he has been a bailiff at the courthouse in Greene County. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro. Jack never met a stranger, and his philosophy of life was “if you can’t have fun don’t go”, which he lived to the fullest. He was always the life of the party and always had a joke and a big smile for everyone. He loved to fish, travel, and guess who was going to win a game. He loved his breakfast buddies and all their stories. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Camp Durshimer, formerly of Sylvester, GA; his daughters, Donna Rowlen of Roswell, GA and Debbie Preston and husband Ray of Macon, GA; grandchildren, Brantley Rowlen of Atlanta, GA, Amanda Rowlen of Woodstock, GA, Justin Jones of Colorado and Jessica Jones of Greensboro, GA. Other survivors include sisters, Patricia Hutchinson and husband Hutch of Longview, TX and Norma “Pocket” Patterson and husband Pat of Monroe, GA; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Greensboro with Rev. Richard Chewning officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Cotton Boswell, Bobby Boswell, Francis Rizner, Charles Crumbley and L. Y. Kenimer. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 or the charity of your choice. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Laura Jeanne Stewart
   Posted Mon July 02, 2007
So sorry to hear about Dutch. My prayers are with the family. CJ thought so much of him and really enjoyed being around him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Claire Nichols
   Posted Mon July 02, 2007
Jessica and family, I am so sorry for your loss. We will all miss Mr. Dutch--especially at the courthouse. He was always happy and always had a smile on his face.

Jan Hallman
   Posted Mon July 02, 2007
Barbara, We were so shocked to learn of Jack's passing. He was truly a great person and always had a kind word. He always asked about Josh and Robert any time we would see him. He will be so greatly missed. We all thought a lot of Jack. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this truly sad time. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert

Julia Hickson
   Posted Tue July 03, 2007
My heart grieves with you over your loss. Your dad was a great fellow and will be missed by many. May your many happy memories help sustain you at this time. JuJu

Dee Beeler
   Posted Tue July 03, 2007
Dearest Barbara and family.....I just can't tell you how saddened I am about losing our sweet sweet Jack. I am going to miss him so much sitting in that back Pew of the Church,( where I got to rub the top of his head every Sunday going up to the Choir area...)He sure could give you a big happy smile!!!! Craig and I love you all very much, and if you need ANYTHING you call us. We go back a long way, don't we Debra? DEE

Tammy Simons Underwood
   Posted Tue July 03, 2007
I will surely miss Mr. "Dutch" at the Courthouse. He always had a smile and I really did enjoy him. My sympathies are with you all at this time.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Wed July 04, 2007
Ms. Barbara and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and the days to come.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Wed July 04, 2007
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Jack. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Margie Berry
   Posted Thu July 05, 2007
Dolly came to Tulsa Tuesday and Wednesday. She brought a photo album from the late 60's that had some pictures of Uncle Jack. Uncle Jack gave me my first nickname, Skipper. Since I was Mom's (Emma Jeanne) child and the first grandchild on the Durshimer and the Conover sides, he said I was the skipper of the whole crew.

Constance Wev Algermissen
   Posted Thu July 05, 2007
My Dear Barbara: - Herb & I thought the world of your 'Dutch' ! Herb always enjoy chatting with him.. enjoyed 'his sense of humor' - his ready smile, as well as his upbeat attitude about life, people, events,etc... when I last saw him about two & 1/2 weeks ago, we had the most delightful 'visit' - waiting to see the 'doctor' !! We laughed, etc...it just seem like the entire room come alive - [ it did !! ] I bet that Jack was looking down today, while the service was in high motion ! Your adorable grandson, was the 2nd star of the show today... following definitely in his grandfather's footsteps... with flying colours !!! You should be more then proud... We both 'send' our very best love to you & your entire family...shall see you shortly... lovingly, Connie and Herb Algermissen 5th of July 2007

RICK AND TOMMI WARD
   Posted Sat July 07, 2007
Our sincere sympathies. Rick and Tommi Ward