Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Willie Sim Durant

Born: 4/16/1926

Died: 9/6/2003

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Willie Sim Durant, 77, of McAlester, Oklahoma, passed away September 6, 2003, at McAlester Regional Health Center. Born April 16, 1926, in Bennington, Oklahoma, he was the son of Frank and Ruby Folsom Durant. He grew up in southern Oklahoma, attending schools at the Goodland Indian School and also Antlers.

He moved to Arizona and California and worked for several years in the construction industry. When he retired, he moved to Talihina, Oklahoma.

He married Mattie Parton on July 24, 1984, in Talihina, and they later moved to Wilburton, where they lived for several years and moved to McAlester in 2003.