James Edward Duty, age 80, of Bristol, Va., passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at his residence. He was born September 22, 1940 in Appomattox, Va., a son of the late Edward and Gladys Mays Duty. James was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and retired from Electrolux. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and was an avid fan of all Virginia High School Athletics. James enjoyed going to the Slater Center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great grandson, Ezra James Knauer; and brother, Ray Duty.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Sally Jackson Duty; daughter, Michelle Hodge and husband Randy; son, Matthew Duty; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Knauer and husband Matt, Kelsey Hodge, and Brenndan Duty; great granddaughter, Azura Knauer; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wayne Lambert officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:15 p.m. prior to the service. Entombment will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021 in the Mountain View Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Allen Lowe, Rick Blevins, Randy Hodge, Dr. James Messimer, Dave Roark and Travis Campbell. Services may be viewed by livestreaming at www.oneroomstreaming.com Event ID: WeaverFH Password: FRYQLD
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lighthouse of Prayer Christian Church, 2401 Hickory Tree Rd, Bluff City, TN 37618.
Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.