GRANDVILLE  "GOAT"  DURRANCE


GRANDVILLE “GOAT” DURRANCE - 63 - Owner of Durrance Plumbing
LAKELAND -- Mr. Granville "Goat" Durrance of Lakeland used his plumbing business to do charitable work. Mr. Durrance died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Sunday (Nov. 21, 2004) at his home. He was born May 15, 1941, he was a lifelong resident of Lakeland. Mr. Durrance played football for Kathleen High School in the late 1950s. Weighing only 138 pounds, he earned the nickname "Goat" from reporters covering football games. The name stuck, his wife, V. Sue Durrance, said."To be so little, he was powerful," she said. "He loved it."In his 30s, Mr. Durrance began regularly attending church with his wife."He truly was a Christian man," she said. Mr. Durrance took a mission trip to Honduras to build churches and, as owner of Durrance Plumbing, installed plumbing for local churches and families, all free of charge."He did a lot of charity plumbing for those who couldn't pay for it," his wife remembers. "He just had a heart."He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion, Pipe Fitters Union 624 and Harvest Assembly of God.
 Mr. Durrance is survived by his wife, V. Sue Durrance; sons, Troy Durrance, Lakeland, Lance Durrance, Atlanta, Ga., Reginald Martin, Lakeland; daughters, Sherri Farris and Amanda Martin, both of Lakeland; brothers, Arnold Durrance, Tampa, Roger Durrance, Radcliff, N.Y., Clarence "Butch" Durrance, Lakeland; sisters, Sylvia Hutchinson and Sharon Durrance, both of Lakeland; sister, Rhonda Hutchinson, Lithia; two grandchildren.
 Visitation will beTuesday at Harvest Assembly of God. Services will follow at the church. Lanier Funeral Home.  ( Ledger, November 22, 2004 )


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