Bill Duty


   It is with a sad and lonely heart that I will try to
write the obituary of our Daddy, Bill Duty. Billy Gordon
Duty was born on January 15, 1935 and departed
on January 15, 2005, making his stay here on this earth
70 years. He was the son of the late John Bunyon and
Bessie McClanahan Duty. He was a life long resident of Buchanan
County and was of the Old Regular Baptist faith. He was a retired
coal miner, however, he worked as a welder right up to the time he
was diagnosed with cancer and was no longer able to work. Daddy
was a hard worker and a good provider.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Jean Farmer
Duty, and by his second wife, Lenna Pearl Colley Duty. He was also
preceded in death by three sisters: Ethel Duty, Fern Duty, and Irene
Duty Mason.
     He leaves behind to mourn three children, Teresa Duty Daughterty,
John Duty and Billy (Charlie) Duty; four grandchildren, Dustin
Daugherty, Chasitie Daughtery, Lora Gale Duty and Tiny Beth Duty;
two sisters, Nell Duty Woodrum and Agnes Duty Mabe; and a host
of family and friends.
     All through his sickness, Daddy never complained, and he managed
to stay in good spirits. He had a heart full of love toward everyone.
He knew God’s will would be done. Our Daddy believed in
Jesus and feared God. I believe Daddy is now resting.


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