Durbin Feeling Death – Dead | Passed Away – Obituary
Durbin Feeling Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Durbin Feeling.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
The Cherokee Nation’s single largest contributor to the Cherokee language since that of Sequoyah — Durbin Feeling — has passed away at age 74. Feeling, born April 2, 1946 just east of Locust Grove, was a renowned Cherokee linguist who wrote the Cherokee dictionary and worked for the tribe since 1976, most recently in the tribe’s language translation and technology department.
Just heard the horrible news. One of the people who greatly helped me out with my Ph.D. studies and a truly great man, Durbin Feeling, just passed away today. If you don’t know who he is, then look him up, he was truly amazing. Very few people can say that they helped preserve an entire language from extinction. He could. He was always generous with his time and his knowledge. Wado dideyohvsgi (thank you teacher).
The Cherokee world is a much dimmer place today knowing that a giant has walked on. Donadagohvi, Durbin Feeling, ᏙᎾᏓᎪᎲᎢ. Your contributions to our #CherokeeLanguage are immeasurable. You are forever in our hearts and we are forever in your debt.
Our co-author and dearest friend Durbin Feeling passed away this morning at the age of 74. A tremendous loss to the Cherokee community, to the academic world, and for our family.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.