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Willie "Gerald" Durall

April 11, 1925 ~ August 20, 2018 (age 93)

Willie “Gerald” Durall, 93, of Miamisburg (formerly of New Carlisle) went to be with the Lord following a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure at Hospice of Dayton on August 20, 2018. Gerald was born in Greenville, Kentucky on April 11, 1925 to Irene (McElvain) and William Durall. He proudly served in the United States Navy as a dental technician and was a World War II veteran. He was married to Barbara (Lovell) Durall on September 27, 1950, and together they raised four children. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of New Carlisle and was a talented carpenter and member of the local Carpenter’s Unions 104 and 136. He served as financial secretary for the union for many years. He was also a little league baseball coach for several years. He restored, designed, and built furniture and carved miniature dolphins in his later years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, having won several Fish Ohio awards for his record trout.  He was a proud Kentucky Wildcat fan and passionately followed Kentucky basketball for over seventy years. He loved to garden and maintained a flourishing vegetable garden until age 92. He was honored to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in 2013 to visit the World War II Memorial accompanied by his son Steve. He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 68 years and children Steve (Vicki), Jeannie Hollingsworth, Cindy (Gary) Gulden, and Emily (Jim) Monnin; grandchildren Jon (Sunshine) Durall, Jason (Dixie) Brookins, Amanda (Mike) Dunphy, Rebecca Gulden, Christina (Nate) Weaver, Anne Monnin, Katherine Monnin, and Elisabeth Monnin; six great grandchildren, and a sister Faye Brown. He was preceded in death by parents William and Irene Durall, brothers Lyndell and Whipple Durall, sisters Bonnie Beard and Pansy Gray, and a son David Eplett. Visitation will be Friday, August 24, 2018 from 5-8 p.m at the First Baptist Church of New Carlisle. The funeral service to honor Gerald will be Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the church, with Rev. Curt Sharbaugh officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church of New Carlisle designated for Southern Baptist Missions. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.trostelchapman.com.

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