Durrett Parten, 67, a longtime resident of Killeen, was anxiously awaiting to be buried next to his family members in Killeen City Cemetery when he finally passes. When he recently called to buy a plot next to his parents, however, he was surprised to learn that the cemetery had no more plots to sell.
“I had always planned to be buried in Killeen City Cemetery. Both of my parents are there and many of my relatives are buried there,” Parten said on Wednesday. “I was trying to plan my will and funeral expenses ahead of time so my kids wouldn’t have to do so much. Once I made that call, I was like ‘whoa, this is a roadblock,’” he said.