Gary N. Duren


   Gary Norman Duren, 84, of Danville, Virginia passed away on May 21, 2020. Born in Waynesboro, Tennessee, Gary was the second of Jesse and Elizabeth Duren’s five children.

   In 1959, after earning a master’s degree in Horticulture from the University of Tennessee, he and his wife Andrea moved to Danville, VA. He established Danville Landscape Nursery and later Duren Construction Company, a residential development business. In addition to building, he enjoyed woodworking, rock collecting, and photography, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Danville for over 60 years.  

   Gary is survived by his wife, Andrea Hamel Duren; two children, Charlotte Thompson of Cary, NC and Dwight Duren of Danville, VA; two grandsons, Robert Duren of Winchester, VA and Taylor Trogdon of Raleigh, NC; a brother, Tom Duren of Danville, VA; and two sisters, Betty Lou Moore of Pulaski, TN and Ora Belle Campbell of Cleveland, TN. The late Mabel Nelle Delaney of Chattanooga, TN predeceased him.

   A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Danville, VA, on June 10, 2020.