William Hammond Duvall

Private family graveside services with military honors for William Hammond Duvall, 86, Lawrence, will be Thursday at Leavenworth National CemeteryMr. Duvall died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Aug. 19, 1920, in Augusta, the son of Emory and Mildred Duvall. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wichita State University.Mr. Duvall served the U.S. Army for 26 years. He started at the rank of private commissioned in 1943 to serve in World War II. He served as a captain in the Korean War. He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and retired in 1969 with a Bronze Star medal for heroism and a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle. He was owner of General Oil Tool Co. in Duncan, Okla. He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and had been a member of Masonic Lodge and Elks Lodge. He enjoyed golf and was an expert fisherman. He married Maxine Marie Rutherford on Nov. 10, 1943, in Shreveport, La. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Candace Ann Clark, Lawrence; four grandchildren, Deborah, William, Robert and Kristine; and seven great-grandchildren.Online condolences may be sent at www.warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Duvall.