The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 16, 2014

Robert Clayton Duvall

MCALLEN, Texas — Robert Clayton Duvall, 93, passed away March 4, 2014, at the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Nursing Home in McAllen, Texas.

He was born to Virge and Alpharetta Duvall on May 20, 1920, near Miller, Mo.

Robert was a World War II veteran, a member of the 10th Mountain Division, serving in Italy. After the war, he continued his career in education. Robert graduated from Lockwood High School in 1939, Missouri State University in 1961, and received his Masters degree in Education from Drury in 1965. He retired in 1984 after 32 years as a teacher and principal in several schools in Southwest Missouri - Sarcoxie, Miller, and Carthage. He served on the Salvation Army Board and the Carthage Police Personal Board. He was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church in Carthage, Mo.

After retirement, Robert and wife Linda traveled throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. They enjoyed several cruises with wonderful friends. In 2005, Alamo Country Club in Alamo, Texas, became their permanent home. Robert enjoyed fishing, dancing, bowling and took up golf at age 70.

Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia; daughters, Vera and Betty; brother, Barney; and sister, Prudence.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Linda Jo Pace; daughters, Judy Timmons, Roberta Turk, Lori Harris and Lacy Riddle; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Robert C. Duvall will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Grace Episcopal Church in Carthage, with the Very Rev. Steven C. Wilson officiating. Burial will take place in Red Oak Cemetery, east of Carthage, immediately following the memorial service.

The family would like to thank The Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home and Gracia Hospice for the loving care they extended to Robert.

In lieu of flowers, donations to honor the life of Robert C. Duvall can be made to the Carthage R-9 School Foundation, 710 Lyon Street, Carthage, MO 64836.

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Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

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