Thomas R. Durbin, 56

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Thomas R. Durbin of Las Vegas, Nev., 56, formerly of Oklahoma City, Okla., passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at The Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 8, 1957, in East Liverpool. He spent his childhood in Klondyke with his many friends. He was the son of the late Thomas C. Durbin and Gaynell Durbin. He was a carpenter and roofer by trade. He also worked at Shields Pawn Shop in Oklahoma City, where he lived for many years before residing in Las Vegas.

He leaves behind his sister and best friend, Pamela G. Robinson and her son Steve Sullivan both of Las Vegas, and her daughter Mandy Sullivan (she called him Uncle Beer) of Ohio; a brother Timothy C. Durbin and his wife Kyla and their son Caleb and daughter Shelbi of Colorado, and son Kristopher and his wife Jackie of Kansas City; a sister, Patti J. Covert and her husband Marty, daughters Valarie Mae and Julie Anne, son Jacob M. Covert (currently serving in the U.S. Air force, Spangdahlem, Germany) and all of Ohio. He also has three sons, Tommy, Brent, and Damien; and two daughters Amanda Nicole and Jenna; as well as grandchildren.

He also leaves behind his “fur friend” Katy his beloved dog. She gave him unconditional love for many years. His very close friends Jim Rice and Linda Longacre as well as Rex Pigott and Ernie Doonkeen. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler’s fan. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

Arrangements were made by his brother and sisters with Desert Memorial in Las Vegas. No services were held. There is a tribute on-line for Tom if anyone would like to share a story about him. It’s under or on Face Book on Patti J Covert’s cover page.