He was born on Aug. 3, 1946, in Willard, Ohio, to Donald and Kathryn Bundschu Durbin. He married Teresa Ann Bertsch on April 25, 2007, in Sycamore. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Matthew Durbin of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jon Durbin, also of Jacksonville; two stepchildren, Cheryl Blythe of Palm Coast, Fla., and Derek Blythe of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a brother, Robert (Julie) Durbin of Pennsylvania; and a grandson, Kyle Durbin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Donnah Stover and Darlene Johnson.
Jim worked in the trucking industry as a director of operations for Standard Warehousing, and most recently Roberson Trucking. He was also a past police officer and state highway patrolman for Ohio.
Jim was a Mason and a member of the Willard Ohio Golden Rule Lodge and the Mason, Ohio, Masonic Lodge. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching sports of every kind.
Jim enjoyed playing golf, traveling, eating out, going on cruises, and loved visiting his family and grandson on vacation. He also liked to share snacks and watch TV with his special dog, Bailey.
Jim was a loving husband and a devoted father, and enjoyed spending time with all of his family and friends.
A service to celebrate the life of Jim Durbin will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, Danville. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Please join Jim's family in sharing memories, photos and video of his life through his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com