Henry William Duff
1933 - 2021
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Henry William Duff

Waynesboro - Henry William Duff, 87, of Waynesboro, went to be with his Lord, Sunday, January 17, 2021.He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and he loved the Lord. He never knew a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to all. A great story teller and always ready for a good laugh.

Mr. Duff was born on June 3, 1933 in Rockbridge County, a son of the late Omer Joshua Duff and Myrtle Martin Duff of Natural Bridge Station.

He was a retired Industrial Mechanic at Hollister Incorporated. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Gladys Harrison Duff, his son Henry William Duff, Jr (Billy), 3 brothers, Homer, Ray, & Wayne and a sister Virlee.

Surviving are 6 children: Maggie Duff and husband Bob Johnson of Charlotte, NC; daughter-in-law Dorcus Duff of Staunton, VA; Kitty Jensen and husband David of Pinehurst, NC; Gail Ford and husband Doyce of Verona, VA; Bonny Stanley and husband David of Waynesboro, VA; Alex Duff and wife Holly of Winchester, VA; Bessie Fitzgerald and husband Herman of Lyndhurst, VA; a special sister: Betty Radford-Welch of Buchanan, VA and brother Bobby Duff. A special sister-in-law Martha Sorrells, 10 grandchildren,18 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Graveside services will be conducted at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens, Lexington, VA on

Thursday, January 21, 2021at 11:00 am with Rev. Lewis Knight officiating. At Mr. Duff's request, casual attire is preferred for the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation, 191 Waukegan Road Suite 105, Northfield, IL 60093 or the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Suite 800, Washington D.C. 20004.

Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, VA.

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Published in The News Leader from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22, 2021.
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January 23, 2021
Henry was my father-in-law for 20 years and he was always kind to me and he always had a good laugh and enjoyed life. He was a great father and provider to his kids and he enjoyed retirement life. He was a great man and he'll be greatly missed.
Matthew Pack
January 21, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Billy & Susan Thompson
January 20, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Henry was a truly special friend and and a true Christian.
Dotty Berry VanLear
January 20, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of dear Mr Duff. I have so many fond memories of growing up and living beside the Duff family in the Grandview Heights neighborhood. Mr Duff always had a kind word,a friendly wave,and big smile whenever you'd see him,and even though many years have passed,I still cherish those precious childhood memories!! Sending my heartfelt Love & Prayers to the family~Lisa Brooks Fainter.
Lisa B Fainter
January 20, 2021
So sorry for your loss, always thought he was a nice man, and always enjoyed talking to him.
Thomas Moreman
January 20, 2021
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Mandy and Brandon Dingess
January 20, 2021
Sincerest sympathy to Josh,Kasey and rest of your family
Connie Sue Campbell
January 20, 2021
Henry's wonderful smile and laugh will remain with me and many others forever, you hold a very special place in my heart. Dean and I extend our love and prayers to your family. Heaven has gained an Angel. Godspeed Henry.
Dean & Janet Harris
January 20, 2021
Henry was loved by all. Always wearing a contagious smile. I was so blessed to know him. God bless his family. He loved each of you with every fiber of his heart.
Lucille Moats
January 19, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Patricia & Shelia Wood Jeff & Michelle Johnson
January 19, 2021
A man among men! Henry and I worked together for many years, and those times shall be cherished as long as I have breath. And I am confident, when I go to Glory, he and I will talk politics and family and friendship and love of life. Politically, we could not be further apart on many issues but always after our political talk, we would laugh with one another, and then talk of love of family and our Lord. Henry's living of life is a model for us all to emulate. Until we meet again, Henry, I will attempt to help others argue this and that, and remain friends, even closer friends, afterwards. God speed, sir...well done, good and faithful servant.
Richard Ammons
January 19, 2021
Sympathy and prayers to the entire Duff Family, especially my dear friends Dorcus, Holly Young Family, and Jenny Hildebrand family. Mr. Duff was one of the kindest people I've ever known, as was his son, Billy. I love you all and pray for God's comfort and strength to guide you during this time of grief.
Diane Smallwood
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