William Russell “Russ” Duty

William Russell “Russ” Duty, husband, father, brother and friend passed away January 15, 2023 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Russ was born December 1, 1952 a son of the late William Earl and Joyce Wallin Duty. He grew up in Kenova and was a graduate of C-K High School Class of 1971. He married the love of his life, Linda Haynie Duty and together they raised their beloved son, William Christopher Duty, to whom they are devoted parents. Russ was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and Linda also enjoyed shooting muzzleloaders and the story goes that Linda was the better shot. Russ and Christopher also liked to golf together whenever they had the chance. He was a good coworker and friend but you had to keep your eyes open when he was around because he was a superb practical joker. Russ loved trying to catch his friends in a prank. His smile and laughter could make everyone caught in his joke feel good. He retired from Braskem Chemical where he worked as an instrument technician for many years. Russ was a member of Kenova Masonic Lodge #110 AF & AM. He was also involved in the Huntington Scottish Rite and the Ashland Shriners. In addition to his wife and son other survivors include two brothers, David and Mark Duty; a sister, Sue Midkiff; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Tiny Hatten. Over the years Linda and Russ owned several Airedale’s and Russ especially loved Ezekiel Malachi who is shown with him in the picture above. The family asks that in lieu of flowers you make a donation in Russ’s memory to one of these three organizations, KUMC Music Ministry, 503 15th St. Kenova, WV 25530; Hospice House, where they so lovingly cared for him, 3100 Staunton Rd. Huntington, WV 25702 or Kenova Masonic Lodge #110, P.O. Box 107, Kenova, WV 25530. Visitation will be Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kenova United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. The funeral service will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Andrew Tennant officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

9 Replies to “William Russell “Russ” Duty”

  1. Linda and Chris,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Russ. I so much wanted to get up there before this happened. Prayers for both of you and we are always available to you both if needed.

  2. Jack and I are very sorry for the loss of Russ in your lives.please accept our heartfelt sympathy Jack & Sylvia. Jackson

  3. Linda my thoughts and prayers are with you Chris. Russ was a good man. So sorry for the loss of a wonderful man. Love and prayers ❤️ ?❤️

  4. Linda and Chris, I am so sorry for the loss of Russ. My deepest sympathies to you all, and my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God grant you comfort at this time.

  5. So very sorry about Russ a good friend both he an Linda.Heavens got another Muzzleloader in the clouds of glory
    Love you Linda an Christopher.

  6. Linda and Christopher I am so saddened about the loss of Russ. He sure was a kind loving soul. He will truly be missed.

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