BROWN DUVALL JR.

Brown Albert DuVall Jr., 80, of Landis went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Tucker Hospice House following a period of declining health.

Brown was the son of the late Brown Albert DuVall Sr. and the late Nona Stuart DuVall. He was also preceded in death by a son, Brown DuVall III.

Brown was an active member of First Wesleyan Church of Kannapolis, the Pathfinders Sunday School Class and served in various capacities at the church as long as his health permitted. He and his wife were known for keeping the fellowship hall spotless and organized.

He was a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea and two tours of duty in Vietnam, and retiring with the rank of sergeant major. He later worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years. Brown enjoyed watching television, especially Gunsmoke. He was an accomplished mechanic and had the ability to fix anything.

Family members left to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years, Peggy Barr DuVall of the home; one daughter, Marsha Reese and husband, Tommy, of Landis; one son, Duane DuVall and wife, Paige, of Kannapolis; and four grandchildren, Nick and Rebecca Reese, Elizabeth Bridges and Matthew DuVall. He is also survived by four half-siblings; Cora, David and Lenny DuVall and Edith Rhiel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at First Wesleyan Church, conducted by the Rev. Scott Wheeler. Mr. DuVall’s body will be in the church 30 minutes prior to final rites. The family will receive friends at Whitley’s Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. At other times, family members will be at the residence of his daughter, Marsha Reese. Interment will  follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove, with full military graveside rites provided by the U.S. Army.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to First Wesleyan Church, Attention: Fellowship Hall Renovation Fund, 301 Bethpage Road, Kannapolis, N.C. 28081.

Whitley’s Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. DuVall. Online condolences may be expressed at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.

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