The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


December 6, 2012

Millard Cletus “Bull” Durham

Published 12-6-12

ENID — Millard Cletus “Bull” Durham was born June 8, 1929, in Paden, Okla., to John D. and Ruth I. (Smith) Durham and died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at home.

He graduated from Paden High School and then entered the Air Force.

He was stationed at Dobbins Air Force base when he met his first wife, Joan Clark Durham.

He served in Korea as a medic. After the service, he worked in the oil fields in Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma, and ultimately ended up at Champlin Refinery in Enid, and worked there until it closed.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge in Prague, Okla. for 57 years.

In 1982, he and Janette Rogers were married in Las Vegas, Nev. He retired to his farm in Paden, Okla., where he remained except for a brief period in Enid.

Millard was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Joan Durham; son, Nick Durham Jr.; and sister, Helen Eaton.

Surviving are his wife, Janette Durham of the home; daughter, Chauncey A. Durham of Enid; stepsons, Keith Rogers of Kingston, Dan Rogers of Yukon, and Truitt Rogers of Enid; grandsons, John Durham and wife Tia McBride of Tuttle, Matthew Durham and his girlfriend Kendra Tinsley; great-grandsons, Bryson Durham and Landrey Durham of Minco; great-granddaughter, Violet Durham of Tuttle; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made in Millard’s name to your local Masonic Lodge.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague, with Brother Tim Emmons officiating. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Paden. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Prague.

A guest book is available to share your memories online. Please visit

(Submitted by family)

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