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Robert E. Durbin Sr.
October 28, 1928 - May 16, 2014
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Robert E. Durbin Sr., 85, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:30 AM on Friday, May 16, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born on October 28, 1928 at Palmer the son of Clyde and Grace (Skinner) Durbin. He married B. Carol Lee on September 12, 1953 at Taylorville; she preceded him in death on June 22, 1994. He was also preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Glen Durbin.

Robert was employed with the Norfolk and Southern Railroad for many years, retiring in 1992. He enjoyed woodworking, camping and fishing. He was a member of VFW Post 4495 and a veteran of the US Army.

Survivors include: Daughter, Margie (husband, Rick) Brown of Pleasant Plains, IL; Son, Robert E. “Butch” (wife, Joni) Durbin Jr. of Taylorville, IL; 2 Step Grandchildren, Steven and Stacy Brown; 1 Step Great Grandchild, Emmah Brown; 4 Sisters, Vivian Durbin of Kincaid, IL, Mary (John) Griffiths of Morrisonville, IL, Betty Biondolino and Donna Durbin both of Langleyville, IL; 4 Brothers, Frank (Carol) Durbin of Gillespie, IL, Donald (Dot) Durbin of Palmyra, IL, Carl (Pat) Durbin of Morrisonville, IL and Ronnie (Diane) Durbin of Gillespie, IL; Several Nieces and Nephews; Sister in law, Bonnie Sunderland of Stonington, IL; Brother in law, Roy Lee of Flora, IL.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Fraley Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville.

Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared at

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