PATRIOT — Arthur I. Duty, 81, of Patriot, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Holzer Medical Center. He was born on August 7, 1932, in Ragland, W.Va., a son of the late John C. and Nola Curry Duty. Arthur was a retired SFC U.S. Army serving both in the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was also a farmer and retired construction worker. He was a member of the Rio Grande Church of Christ.
He was married to Nancy Hall Duty, and she preceded him in death in 2010.
Surviving are his children, Patricia (Joe) Taylor of Tennessee, George L. Duty, Arthur D. "Doug" (LaNora) Duty, Jr., both of Gallipolis, Kathy (Daniel J.) Preston of Patriot, Gerry (Randy Gilman, Charles Dempsey) Gilman of Williamson, W.Va., Nola "Snookie" (Jim) Carey of Hampton, Va. and Lora M. Duty of Patriot; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Sheldon (Mary Ann) Duty of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife, grandson, Arthur Douglas Duty, Jr. and by two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Rio Grande Church of Christ with Tim Gainer officiating. Burial will follow in the Duty Family Cemetery on Houck Road. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
Please send email condolences to www.willisfuneralhome.com.