December 29, 1948 ~ August 4, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Daniel “Danny” Wayne Durbin, Sr., 71, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Florida. He was born on December 29, 1948 in Owensboro to the late John Paul, Sr. and Dorothy Marie Hamilton Durbin. Danny, a United States Navy veteran, worked as a Driver / Engineer, and retired after 26 ½ years, from the Owensboro Fire Department.

Danny was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, a member of the Owensboro Antique Car Club, and worked at Raben for 13 years, but the last 3 years he drove the courtesy shuttle handing out his handmade rosaries to his passengers. He was kind, loved his family and in-laws dearly, and had the biggest heart. He also enjoyed making his kids happy and doing projects with them. He was always by his wife’s side, and enjoyed watching sports, especially watching his grandchildren play.

Along with his parents, Danny was preceded in death by a nephew, Billy Lindsey, a brother-in-law, Ronnie Osborne.

Left to honor his memory are his high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years, Barbara Basham Durbin, his children Heather (Chris) Hagan and Daniel (Misty) Durbin, II; grandchildren Bristen Hagan, Dylan Durbin, Maci Durbin, LaDaniel Hagan, Christopher Hagan, and Tyler Hagan; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings Paula (Ron) Bowlds, Ron (Judie) Durbin, Bonnie Morris, Johnny (Julie) Durbin; several nieces and nephews and his grand-puppies Winston and Jax; 1 brother-in-law, Ralph Basham, and 2 sisters-in-law, Donna Osborne and Suzanne Basham.

Services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at St. Puis X Catholic Church. Burial to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. All those who wish to honor and remember Mr. Durbin in person at the visitation or service are required to wear a mask for the safety of all those in attendance.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation; P.O. Box 498; Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Durbin. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Daniel “Danny” Wayne Durbin and sign his virtual guest book by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.

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  1. Barbara and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Always keep those precious memories close to your heart.

  2. Barbara Ann I love you more then words can say. Danny was such an important man in my life growing up. Thank you for always loving me like your own and for always letting me tag along everywhere you went, he taught me so much as a kid. Danny will be missed by so many people he truly was an incredible man!

  3. I won’t be able to attend the funeral, but wanted to extend my sympathy to Danny’s family. I worked with Danny at the fire station & he was a great guy!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

  4. Barbara my heart breaks knowing the hurt you are feeling. Please know I’m sending prayers for God’s comfort during this terrible time. Dan was a wonderful man.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss Wayne it’s hard I know how I felt when I lost mine. Hang in their my friend. Tell your sister too how sorry I am.

  6. Thinking of the whole family. Much love to Wayne and Misty’s family. We remember how special the bond was between Danny and Wayne and celebrate their racing memories.

  7. Prayers for Barbara I really admired and looked up to Danny as a role model being a fireman when I was little .Prayers to the children and grandchildren

  8. Barbara, Paula, Bonnie, Ronny, Johnny, and family, I am so sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    It’s not goodbye, it’s I will see you in a little while.
    I hope you remember me. My family lived next door, to the Durbin family, when we were all kids.

  9. Barbara, Sandi and I send our love and prayers to you and your family! If you need anything please let us know! David and Sandi Boswell

  10. Barbara, Wayne and Heather: Eddie and I are so very sorry for your loss. Dan was always a fine man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this extremely difficult time.

  11. Barbara, Heather, Wayne and spouses and grandkids—I am deeply sorry for your loss. Danny was like a father to me as a child. I spent many, many nights and days with your family and will cherish all the memories. Danny was an amazing man, husband, and father. Please know that he is always with you and please keep his memory and good times close to your heart. With love always!!

  12. Barbara and all the Durbin family, I am so sorry for your loss. Danny was a good man and I always looked up to him. You are all always in my thoughts and prayers

  13. Barbara Heather and Wayne
    Our dearest sympathy goes out to your family. I know how much he meant to all of you. We will keep you in our prayers.
    Thomas Janie and family

  14. Barbara, Heather and Wayne, I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I am praying God’s comforting presence will help you in the coming time ahead. I know you and Danny were deeply in love and comforted each other so well. I will keep you in my daily prayers along with your children and grandchildren. God’s Blessings and grace be with you all.
    Stephanie Durbin Whayne

  15. My condolences to the Durbin family. I met Danny when he drove for Raben tire. Dan was a super guy. Never failed to come over and speak with me when we saw one another out. Always a pleasant disposition. I know he’ll be missed.

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