Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the passing of department chaplain Durell Tuberville.

Tuberville died Sunday after a lengthy battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending.

“Durell was bigger than life to many of us,” said Sheriff Prator. “He was a solid rock, Christ-like, and someone who would never, ever let you down. I will miss him greatly, as will many others.”

58-year-old Tuberville was first commissioned as the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office chaplain by Sheriff Don Hathaway in December 1997. He was re-commissioned by Sheriff Prator in 2000.

Tuberville provided pastoral care and was a source of strength to deputies and their families, the community, and the incarcerated.

He also served as a member of the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Crisis Response Team, was a critical incident stress trainer, and a board certified trauma specialist.

He is survived by his wife, Susan, two sons, and a host of family and friends.