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Robert L. Duvall

June 22, 1937 ~ October 3, 2022 (age 85)

Obituary

Our most precious Robert Lawson Duvall, 85, of Breezewood, PA; went to be with his Lord and

Savior on Monday, October 3, 2022. He was born on June 22, 1937 in the Everett Hospital,

Everett, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Ernest Howard and Margaret Faye (Foor) Duvall. On

November 26, 1965 at Everett Assembly of God, he married Doris Jean (McCormick) Duvall.

 

Along with his treasured wife of nearly fifty-seven years, he is survived by children Michelle

Lynn married to Richard Lynn Layton and Philip Howard Duvall married to Tammy A. (Doyle);

grandchildren Lyndsey Renee (Layton) married to Cody Reid Richards; Marissa Paige (Layton)

married to Jeffrey Paul Reider and Taylor Nicole Duvall and MacKenzie Elizabeth Duvall; great

grandchildren Clayton Reid Richards and Mia Grace Reider; brother Roderick Lyle Duvall

married to Carolyn Louise (Morton); half-sister Virginia Ann Gregory, sister-in-law Geneva

Leona (Garland) Duvall and extended family and cherished ones who have enriched his life.

 

He was preceded in death by a brother Richard Lee Duvall and a sister Betty Louise Duvall.

 

Robert was a member of Southern Fulton’s 1956 graduating class with a concentration in the

Farm/Ag program. He was an All-Star in basketball and also excelled in baseball and track and

field. He remained active in sports throughout his life, participating and earning medals in the

Senior Olympics and Keystone State Games.

 

Following High School Robert joined the Army and proudly served our country as a medic

before requesting an honorable discharge to help his family with their dairy farm.

 

Although Roberts’ primary vocation was Dairy Farming, the family Potato Farm and Sawmill

kept him busy as well. In his retirement he continued to be industrious, traversing the

mountains and cutting timber independently. He also had an excavating and snow removal

business and often used his many skills to help a neighbor or a friend in need.

 

Through the years, Roberts’s hobbies included, downhill skiing, supporting our local youth

sports programs by faithfully attending the games and praising and encouraging the

participants, Saturday night hymn sings at Friendship Village, Riding his big equipment while

maintaining the family property, and carving out time to cherish and mentor his family with

whom he loved spending time, especially his great grandchildren!

 

Robert, was a founding member of the Breezewood Lighthouse Assembly of God Church where

he served the Lord faithfully, giving of his time and resources wherever he saw a need. During

his years at the Lighthouse, he was blessed to travel to Guatemala, Barbados, South America

and Africa with mini-missions teams led by Reverend Nathaniel Saginario. The teams visited

schools and churches bringing evangelism and encouragement via a Gospel choir. He also

served on the church board.

 

Roberts’ passion was to worship Jesus with his life, encouraging others to do the same. This

passion to make Christ known continued until the moment Robert stepped into eternity. His

home going took place at the highest point on his mountain where he was preparing to erect

the Christmas Star for all to see and know the hope that we have in Jesus our Lord and Savior.

So look to the star and know…

 

“but just as it is written [in Scripture], “Things which the eye has not seen and the ear has

not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those

who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, who obey Him, and who gratefully

recognize the benefits that He has bestowed].” 1 Corinthians 2:9 (AMP)

 

Friends and Family may call at the Breezewood Lighthouse Assembly of God Church on Friday,

October 7, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 P.M.

 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Breezewood Lighthouse Assembly of God Church

on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. with Pastors’ Jonathan and Tracey Wyns officiating. A

meal will follow.

 

If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Robert to the

Breezewood Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 1092 Lighthouse Road, Breezewood, PA

15533.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Akers Funeral Home, Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Friday
October 7, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Breezewood Lighthouse Assembly of God Church
1092 Lighthouse Road
Breezwood, PA 15533

Funeral Service
Friday
October 7, 2022

5:00 PM
Breezewood Lighthouse Assembly of God Church
1092 Lighthouse Road
Breezwood, PA 15533

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