Jimmie Dale “J. D.” Duren, age 55, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Mercy Hospital of Fort Scott. He was born March 24, 1962, to Charles Duren and Betty Lou Johnson. He enjoyed playing pool, fishing, and singing karaoke. He loved to cook and smoke meat for his family. J.D. never met a stranger and was known for his Hawaiian shirts. He was a collector of all things, and would tell people “you never know when you might need that”.
J.D. is survived by his spouse Shirley Samson-Monroe, of the home; a step-son, Doug Harper, and wife Chelsea, of Arma; a brother, Bill Ray Duran, of Fort Scott, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Damon Duren; and a sister Carol Sue Duran.
There was cremation. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.