|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1924|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 2012|
North Carolina, USA
Mr. Thomas Vernon DuVal, age 88 of Winston-Salem, NC. entered into rest Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Brookridge Retirement Community.
A native Richmond, VA., he was born on April 12, 1924 to the late Thomas Jackson and Eva Lillian Sours DuVal.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Martha June Hatter DuVal, 2 children, Sarah DuVal(husband Wayne Whitman) and John DuVal(wife Denise Hickox), 2 grandchildren, Hulen DuVal(wife Sue) and Cyonn Alexander, sister Margret Lewis, brother-in-law Louis LeGrand, nieces, nephews and step-great grandchildren.
Mr. DuVal was a graduate of John Marshall High School, attended Hampden Sydney College and entered the US Navy in 1941. He served in Ireland, England and France as a radio technician during WWII. He graduated Cornell University with a B.S. in electrical engineering. Later he obtained his Professional Engineers license for NC. He worked as a civilian with the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir, VA. He moved to to Winston-Salem, N.C in 1953 to work for Western Electric, then AT&T and retired from Lucent Technologies.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as co-cheif usher for years. He was also a volunteer for William Day Care facility, Meals on Wheels and PMBA. After retirement he discovered music and became very proficient in playing mountain and hammered dulcimer by ear. He loved travel and was active in Friendship Force traveling and hosting. He was a wonderful photographer and shared his travelogues. He enjoyed classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School and travelled with Elder Hostel to learn many new things. He love the Brookridge Retirement Community where he lived and participated in many activities. He also enjoyed gardening, reading and working crossword puzzles. Those who were privileged to know him remember him for his sense of humor and constant smile.
Obit courtesy of Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home
Sulphur Springs Cemetery SW 56
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