Clarence L. Durham returned home Tuesday morning March 29th to be with his family and our Lord. He was 86 years young.
Clarence was born and raised in Chatham County on the family farm that has been in the family for almost three hundred years. It is located off Andrews Store Road in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
Clarence served our Country as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army. He returned home from his service to serve the Pittsboro Community for over 20 years as the Postmaster for the US Postal Service.
Clarence spent his whole life as a farmer. He served as the President of the Cattlemen’s Association and President and Director of the Chatham County Livestock Association. He had decades of service to the Chatham County Agricultural Department, Chatham County Farm and Service Agency, and NC State University Co-op. He was also a founding member of the Bynum Front Porch Association.
His biggest love in farming was raising Tamworth hogs. Clarence who was inducted into the Tamworth Hall of Fame, credited himself and a few other farmers in bringing back the breed from the brink of extinction in the United States. His love of his family, serving his community and farming never wavered.
Clarence was also preceded in death by his wife Ruby and siblings William, Gerry, Harold, Gene, and Mary Julia.
Clarence will be laid to rest beside his wife Ruby and brother Gene. Graveside services will be held at Lystra Baptist Church Cemetery on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 3PM.
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