Meek Duvall

February 23, 1929 - August 16, 2012

02/23/1929 - 08/16/2012

Meek Duvall 83, of Bellaire, Ohio died Thursday August 16, 2012 in Forest Hill Retirement Community St. Clairsville Ohio.

Meek was born February 23, 1929 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Wilson A. and Lulu H. Meek Duvall.

He was retired from International Harvester Co of Shadyside, OH, a member of Belmont United Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge # 438 and American Legion Post #52 both of Bellaire. He was a member of the Bellaire Local School Board, Ohio State School Board, Supervisory Board of the Belmont County JVS and President of the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving is his loving wife of 61 years, Millicent Clark Duvall, a son, Gregory Duvall of Bellaire, OH, a daughter, Laura Dr. Wayne Groux of Belmont, OH, a brother, Marion Margaret Ann Duvall of Powhatan Pt, OH, four grandchildren; Sarah Groux Trentin Priebe of Columbus, OH, Dr. Rebecca Duvall Josh Fabry of Shadyside, OH, Matthew Wilson Duvall of Shadyside, OH and Charles Meek Jennifer Groux of Columbus, OH, three nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Saturday from 2p.m.-8p.m. and Sunday from noon until time of funeral service at 2p.m with Pastor Peter Walburn officiating.

Interment follows in Mt. Zion Cemetery Bellaire, Ohio.

The Duvall family gives special thanks to his caregivers at the Forest Hill Retirement Community.

Masonic Services 7 p.m. Saturday. Full Military Honors will be at 1:45p.m. Sunday conducted by the Belmont County Council of American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com

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Ed Reeves
7 years ago

Dear Millicent, Laura Lou, and Greg. I’m so sorry to hear about Meek. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. Loved the memorial slide show and was glad to see he still had a garden. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Eddie Reeves

Lorrinda Saxby
7 years ago

Dearest Millicent,

My deepest condolences to you and your family. Meek was always so kind to me and I appreciated getting to know both of you. He was so concerned about education and served Bellaire Schools with integrity and knowledge. He loved you so much and was alays eager to share information about you – your activities and your health. I am so sorry that I will be out of town this weekend and unable to attend the services. Please know that you will be in my prayers.

Love,

Lorrinda

Mary Beth Lilly & Barbara Drozier
7 years ago

How do you begin to share your sorrow about someone like Meek ? He was a special and loving Man, a true example of how we should all live our lives. Meek was kind, caring, giving, a good friend to all who knew Him, a Father figure to those who spent time with Him, and a help to those who needed Him. He and Millicent were like second parents to my sister Barbara and I. They were never too busy to help and listen to us. He will be fondly missed. Love and prayers to all of his family.

Love, Mary Beth & Barbara

LaDonna
7 years ago

I am so sorry for the loss of Meek. He was a special person. Always made me laugh. Never will forget all of many memories starting with being in he and Millicent’s wedding as a flower girl. Still remember my little yellow dress. It is not a good time for the family, but know how many lives he touched. Love you all.

Brian Beveridge
7 years ago

I did not get to know Meek personaly but from what I’ve heard and read the world will be a lesser place without him in it. I am a member of Ionic #438 I was at the masonic service for him and I can tell you that we will pray for you and your family during these trying times. We will all miss brother Duvall. We are truely sorry for your loss if we can help in any way please let us know.It was an honor for us to be there for the service for him. And once again let me say we are very sorry for your loss.

Alex Colvin
7 years ago

im so lost without you pap!! You will be missed by so many!!! This World will never be the same. I will always remember all the times we talked and chewed ice together: Your were the best! And for nanny..Your are going to continue to be in my prayers! You and pap showed everyone how to really love someone and you guys were a one of a kind couple!! I love you both sooo much!! rest in peace pap: tell everybody I said hi: LOVE YOU<3

brandie bailey
7 years ago

Im so sorry for your loss you all are in my thaughts and prayers.meek will always hold a special place in my heart. And always loved but not forgotten

Kent & Pam Moore
7 years ago

Laura and Family, Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Kent & Pam

Scott L Porter
7 years ago

Millicent, Laura Lou, and Greg,

Our families thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I will miss my on the street talks with Meek. He always had time to chat. When we talked it would eventually lead back to the days when dad would leave one glove on the bottom step of your home in Neffs, a signal to Meek when he came home from work, that he needed help at the old Gunite Shop across the street. If there are steps to heaven, I’m sure there was a glove on the bottom one. To Meek, Rest easy my friend.

The Porter’s

Scott, Bobbi, Cierra and Taylor

Rosalie Snyder Wenckoski
7 years ago

My dear Millicent,and Family he is such amemoriable person..he will be sadly missed..our deepest sympathy…Rosalie & Jim Wenckoski

Shayne
7 years ago

My heart goes out to you Millicent for loosing a great man that I know you loved so dear! I love you sweety! I miss you and I will miss meek everyday! Thank you for being so kind to me when I helped you guys out!! R.I.P Meek . You’ll be missed dearly by your GRANDDAUGHTER Alex !!! We love you bunches!

Patriot Guard Riders
7 years ago

My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Meek Duvall. May your faith give you strength, your memories give you comfort. May GOD’S love give you peace. Thank you for your service to our country. “A True American Hero”. God Bless † Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard

Randy and Diane Barack
7 years ago

So sorry and a good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we will all be together again.

Jason Suter
7 years ago

So sorry for the loss of Meek. May the loving hand of the lord touch your family in this time of sorrow.

Crystal Leonard
7 years ago

Sorry to hear about Meek’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I will remember him fondly. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Bob Ney
7 years ago

To Millicent, Laura Lou, and Greg,

I am out of town, so I could not come to personally pay my respects. What a great man Meek was. He thought outside the box and really had a great view and down to earth attitude on ways to help his community. I always enjoyed talking with him, and I like many others, appreciate what he did for his community. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

God Bless

Verna Marinelli
7 years ago

To my extended and loving family, I loved him – he was awesome to me, my children and grandchildren. This world is not a better place with him gone…….he will be missed. My very sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Millicent, Greg and Laura and of course the rest of the gang! I love you all very much. Verna

Susan Frank Burris
7 years ago

To the Duvall Family:

So sorry to hear of Meek’s passing. He was a wonderful gentleman. The video shows how Blessed he was with family and friends. Keep your memories close in your hearts. I pray that God gives you a peace that passes all understanding.

Kaye Russo
7 years ago

We are very sorry to hear of Meeks passing. I have a lot of good memories of growing up and spending time with him and Millicent. Our prayers are with Millicent and the family.

Pete, Peggy, & Family
7 years ago

We’ve lost a wonderful and caring friend and heaven has claimed him. Rest in peace, Meek…..you’ve made your name and place here and now it’s time to watch over us from above…..you will be missed….may God Bless all in the family.