Robert “Bob” Waldon Durrance, Sr.
Robert “Bob” Waldon Durrance, Sr., 72, a resident of Fort Myers, FL since 2018, formerly of Panama, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born May 15, 1948 in Bunnell, FL to Custer and Mary Louise Durrance, now deceased.
Bob was of the Catholic faith, having attended mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Celebration, FL. He got his degree in Education from Iowa State and was the only certified Spanish teacher in Alamance County, NC when he retired; this was a second career. Prior to going back to school, his career was in food and beverage management and multi unit supervision. His hobby was cooking. For a missions project for the church, he catered special dinners. He had four different ethnic menus. You picked what style you wanted, and he would come to your house to prepare the food, serve the food and clean up. He would teach you how to do the various dishes you chose if you wanted. The meal would be “soup to nuts”. He served as many as six people. That also gave him a chance to evangelize which he did everywhere he went. In the country of Panamá he taught and evangelized. He loved our Lord! His whole adult life was about sharing our Lord in some way.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Durrance of Fort Myers; stepmother, Bonnie T. Durrance of Ephriam, UT; as well as a son, Robert Durrance, Jr., and Rene’, wife of Robert Durrance, Jr. and mother of Bob’s two grandchildren, Lana and Katelyn, of Tallahassee.
Memorial Services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33916.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Robert Waldon Durrance, Sr. are suggested to Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210, or to the Gulf Coast Humane Society, 2010 Arcadia Street, Ft. Myers, FL 33916.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.