|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1901|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 1955|
SURGEON DIES AT 54
Heart Attack Kills Dr. Duckwall
Dr. Fred M. Duckwall, 54, president of the medical staff at Holston Valley Community Hospital, died at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, as a result of a heart attack.
The Kingsport surgeon was stricken while in the surgical department of the hospital. The attending physician said the attack lasted about one hour.
An official statement, from the hospital stated Dr. Duckwall died of a coronary thrombosis attack.
Dr. Duckwall was a charter member of the hospital staff and this was his second term as president of the staff.
He came to Kingsport in 1933 but did not remain here as there was no place here at the time to practice. He returned in 1935 when the Holston Valley Community Hospital opened.
A native of Berkeley Springs, W. Va., he was a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical College in the class of '28. He received his surgical training at Baltimore City Hospital.
He was the son of the late John M. and Carrie Moomau Duckwall. His father was a Presbyterian minister.
One of the most active surgeons at HVCH, he specialized in general surgery. Chairman of the department of surgery was one of many positions he held while at the Kingsport hospital.
He has been active in the Sullivan-Johnson Medical Association and a member of the American Medical Association. He was also a member of the Tennessee Medical Society.
Dr. Duckwall was a director of the Kingsport National Bank, president of the Medical Arts Building, Inc., and had real estate holdings in the city.
He was a member of Duckwall's Presbyterian Chapel, Berkeley Springs. The ground for this chapel was donated by his family.
Dr. Duckwall was in the Army Reserves for some time. In 1940 he entered the regular Army where he served for a short time before he was discharged due to the critical shortage of doctors in civilian life.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Pinkston Duckwall; two sons, Thomas Duckwall and William Duckwall; three sisters, Mrs. J. Hoge Smith, Darien, Ga., Mrs. Maxwell Wachter and Miss Margaret Duckwall, Berkeley Springs, W. Va., and two brothers, the Rev. John Duckwall and the Rev. Joseph S. Duckwall, both of Winchester, Va.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church. Dr. M. O. Sommers and Dr. E. E. Wiley Jr., will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The body will remain at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home until 12 noon Thursday at twhich time it will be taken to the church.
The family requests flowers be omitted.
Pallbearers will be Ray Dempsey, Howard Wilson, John Welsh, Gilbert Gibbnets, Harry Adams, Bryan Woodard, William Frarmer, J. L. Latimer, John Wimberley and Howard Clifford.
Doctors of the staff of the Holston Valley Community Hospital and the hospital's executive board members will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Kingsport News -- Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee -- September 28, 1955 -- Wednesday.
John McCarty Duckwall (1855 - 1940)
Carrie Moomau Duckwall (1867 - ____)
Mary Pinkston Duckwall (1909 - 2007)
John McCarty Duckwall (1895 - 1988)*
Frederick Moomau Duckwall (1901 - 1955)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: JB Moomau
Record added: Dec 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82204219