Lawrence Arny Durant
August 8, 1937  -  August 3, 2017

Lawrence Arny Durant

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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
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Lawrence Arny “Larry” Durant, age 79, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017.
Larry was born August 8, 1937 in New Orleans, grew up in Baton Rouge, LA where he attended Baton Rouge High School. Larry graduated from both Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge and LSU Law School. Upon Graduation, Larry practiced law in the private sector until becoming General Counsel of the LA DOTD in 1993, employed there until retirement in 2009. Larry was a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Louisiana Bar Association, Baton Rouge City Club among others.
Larry is survived by his three daughters, Daphne Durant of Baton Rouge, LA, Whitney Simmons and husband, Mike of Plano, TX and Courtney Blencke and husband, Charles of Houston, TX.; his sister, Holley Durant Pavy of New Orleans; seven grandchildren, Sloan, Sage, Spence, and Shea Simmons, Gunther, Ava, and Faye Blencke.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Mary Jet Roth Durant; his father, Leland Pride Durant and mother, Edwina Durant Ruth.
Visiting hours will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 12:00 pm until Funeral Service at 1:00 pm. Inurnment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the Family asks that memorial donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, texas-gulf@cff.org in the name of Ava Jet Blencke.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the wonderful caregivers at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice.

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  1. Joe Boniol and LesMut
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Daphne, Whitney, and Courtney, Larry was a wonderful friend for so many years and we will always remember his laugh and wicked sense of humor as we worked on all three weddings! We are sure he is at eternal rest with your Mother. Love, Joe and Les

  2. Dani Smith
    Baton Rouge, MI

    Larry was a true southern gentleman and a wonderful lawyer to work with. Rest in peace. Dani Smith, Certified Court Reporter

  3. Karen Lindsey
    Madisonville, LA

    Sending love and prayers Daphne and family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  4. Jimmy and Barbara Gill
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Good friend, good man. He is with the Lord. May the Father of all comfort lavish His comfort on Daphne, Whitney and Courtney and their families as God's gift to all through Larry and Jet. We pray this in the name of Christ Jesus. Amen

  5. Al jones
    Baton Rouge, LA

    My Sympathy with Fond Memories

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