John Walker Duval
John Walker Duval
  • October 10, 1927 - September 29, 2017
  • Forest, Virginia

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John Walker "Buck" Duval, 89, of Forest, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at his residence. He was the loving husband of the late Evelyn "Boots" Duval for 58 years.

Born on October 10, 1927 in Forest, he was the son of the late William B. Duval, Sr. and the late Mabel Sibert Duval. Buck was the co-owner of Duval Auto Parts and was a lifetime member of the Forest Volunteer Fire Department, in which he helped established. He was a Mason, member of the Moose Lodge #1727, and member of the Southern Vintage Modified Racing Association. He was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, William B. Duval, Jr.

Left to cherish his memories are his six daughters, Gwen Witt and husband Jimmy of Lynch Station, Dorothy Garrett of Forest, Brenda Elliott and husband Bob of Gladys, Sandy Duval of Forest, Mary Abbott and husband Steve of Forest, and Margie Witt and husband Cotton of Bedford; fifteen grandchildren, Jamie Nelson and husband Brett, Courtney Witt, Melissa Kessler, Jennifer Garrett, Tonya Fortune and husband Trip, Alison Abbott (Jose), Sarah Abbott, Robert Elliott, Tricia Elliott, Roger Evans and wife Mindy, Zachery Evans and wife Audrey, John Abbott, Kristen Smith, Mattie Witt, and Colton Witt; ten great grandchildren, Tori Kessler, Rachel Kessler, Summer Fortune, Skylar Fortune, Ava Colombari-Abbott, Eli Nelson, Kole Evans, Briar Evans, Lacy Evans, Sadie Newcomb; sisters, Sis Phillips and Patsy Tyree; sister-in-law, Gertrude Duval; and numerous other family members and close friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and at other times at the residence.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Pastor J. Mike Dodson officiating. Interment will follow at Virginia Memorial Park.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family would like you to consider the Forest Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 140, Forest, VA 24551 or the American Heart Association.