William Thomas “Bill” Durbin, 93, of Piketon, Ohio passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Adena Pike Medical Center in Waverly. He was born September 3, 1927 in Irvine, Kentucky, son of the late Amos Marion and Syntha Ann (Sandlin) Durbin. On December 2, 1949 he was united in marriage to Doris Evelyn Durbin who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Thomas Dale (Deb) Durbin of Georgetown, Ohio and Warren Kelly Durbin of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; a daughter, Sherrie Weber of Athens, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Christopher (Emily) Durbin, Amos (Alissa) Durbin, Lindsey Weber, Whitney Weber, Danielle (Josh) Bak, JT (Margo) Durbin, Brian (Jen) Andriot and Jenny (Bobby) Connor; and twelve great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by six brothers, Archie, Walter, Daniel, Oral, Elmo and Noral Durbin and a sister, Julia Middendorff.
Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army in WWII. He was retired from Goodyear Atomic Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation after 35 ½ years. He was a member of Piketon United Methodist Church, Orient Lodge #321 F & AM, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple Shrine, and Pike County Shrine Club where he was Shriner of the year. He was a charter member and commander of V.F.W. #9772 at Mt. Orab, a member of American Legion Merritt Post 142, Piketon Athletic Boosters and Piketon Fire Department. Bill enjoyed fishing on Manitoulin Island.
Masonic services will be 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021 with funeral services to follow at Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly. Burial will follow in Mt. Orab Cemetery at approximately 2:00 p.m. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the Pike County Shriner’s Building Fund: PO Box 443, Waverly, Ohio 45690.