More detail on this person: Paul Anthony Duryee, 59, of Amarillo, died suddenly Thursday, April
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Saint Stephen United Methodist Church with Dr. Stan Cosby officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Paul was born July 20, 1950, in Redding, Calif., to Donald and Adeline Duryee. He married Barbara McAlister on May 2, 1974, at Fort Campbell, Ky.
In 1968, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his country through tours in Vietnam and multiple overseas assignments.
Paul and Barbara settled in Amarillo in 1980, where he worked at Bell Helicopter until he retired from the Army in 1989 with the rank of CW4.
Paul also piloted the Medi-Vac and LifeStar helicopters for several years. He was most recently self-employed.
Paul always had a project he was working on and had many hobbies. He enjoyed hunting and spent most of the winter months duck hunting at Lake Meredith. He especially loved being a Grandpa and spending time with his five grandchildren.
Paul leaves behind a wonderful legacy for us to remember him by, and he will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Barbara; three children, Kevin Bourke and wife Beth of Deltona Beach, Fla., Vincent Bourke of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Patricia Sheffield and husband Chris of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Vincent Jr., Chad and Calvin Bourke, all of Dallas, and Madilynn and Molly Sheffield, both of Amarillo; and two siblings, Larry and Ray Duryee and their spouses, of Redding, and Donna Costa of Chico, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Amarillo Globe-News, April 29, 2010
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