Obituary for Rev. James B. Duvall

Written by on October 21, 2019

Rev. James B. Duvall 97
formerly of Kenton

Funeral Services for Reverend James Burton Duvall will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at The First United Methodist Church in Kenton with Pastor Doug Flinn officiating. Burial will follow in Wolfcreek Cemetery. Friends may call 1 hour prior to services at the church. The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton is assisting the family with arrangements.
He died on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at The Otterbein Senior Life Center in Lebanon, Ohio. He was born on May 1, 1922 in Middletown, Ohio to the late Lee and Ada (Thatcher) Duvall. On June 14, 1947 he married Martha Mikesell and she preceded him in death on February 4, 1997, he then married Betty Jones and she also preceded him in death in March of 2014.
Surviving are a daughter; Stephanie (Charles) Noble of Waco, TX, 2 sons; Stephen Duvall of Kettering, Thomas (Barbara) Duvall of Grove City, 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister; Elma Louise Wilson, 4 brothers; Lee Duvall, Chuck Duvall, Herb Duvall, Von Duvall and a grandson; Aaron Duvall.
Rev. Duvall received his Masters in Divinity from The United Theological Seminary in Dayton. He served as a minister at the First United Methodist Church in Kenton for many years, as well as serving the communities in Dunkirk, Grant and Swanton, Ohio. James was involved with many different ministerial associations. He also got the opportunity to baptize a man in the Jordan River while visiting the Holy Land. In his free time, James enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Kenton.
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