John Henry Duty, 87, of Meherrin, Virginia, died peacefully surrounded by family on October 20, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Martha Duty; his daughter, Linda Duffey; and his siblings, Walter, James, and Robert Duty, Bertha Armentrout, and Maxie Lee Sloan.

He is survived by his children Barbara Thompson (Mike) of Jetersville, VA; Vicky Lipscomb (Randy) of Farmville, VA; Lisa Mann (Jeff) of Crewe, VA; and John W. Duty (Angela) of Keysville, VA. He is also survived by six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a special friend Joyce Rose, as well as siblings: Thaida Isaacs, Mary Ellen Lafoon, Minnie Faye Duty-Felbush, and Grover Duty.

Known to many as “Pop”, John Henry was a jack-of-all-trades and never met a stranger. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 22, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA from 6-8 P.M. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, October 23, at Smyrna United Methodist Church located on Highway 15 at 3377 S James Madison Hwy, Farmville, VA 23901. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.


Condolence Messages

  1. Jennifer Major

    21 October 2021 1 year ago

    I am so sorry about your dad. Prayers for comfort for all of you during these difficult times.

  2. Faye weeast

    21 October 2021 1 year ago

    This was a very special man in my life like a dad and grand father to my girls known as boogy to my family we love you John and we all will miss you

  3. Jeff Shook

    21 October 2021 1 year ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  4. Brenda whitby

    21 October 2021 1 year ago

    John was a blessing to me and my family he was allways there for me when I lost my father he was a caring person he loved to joke all the time I will miss you dearly. Thank you so much I will keep everything in my heart that you told me we love you allways

  5. Belinda Mccall

    22 October 2021 1 year ago

    Sending prayers and condolences.He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.

  6. Jerry Hensley

    22 October 2021 1 year ago

    So sorry for y’all’s loss; sending comforting prayers to the family.

  7. David Watts

    22 October 2021 1 year ago

    Henry is a legend , great man to have known ,

  8. Daphne kirtley Thomas

    22 October 2021 1 year ago

    What a wonderful man. He was a blessing to many. God has gained a hardworking ANGEL. I will miss seeing him ride up and down the road .Sending prayers and condolences.

  9. Jimmie Dix

    24 October 2021 1 year ago

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss! John Henry was one of a kind! I enjoyed talking to him. He was a great man! May God bless and be with entire family during this time!

  10. Heather Noe

    28 October 2021 1 year ago

    You & your family are in my prayers

  11. Robert W. Biggers

    03 November 2021 1 year ago

    MY thoughts and prayers go out to Bernardine and family at this time. Robert was a good friend and took pride in what ever he did. He loved to talk about farming. Robert will truly be missed!

  12. RachelBishop

    14 November 2021 1 year ago

    Barbara, I am so sorry to read about your father. I was just remembering all our happy tome s growing up and how nice your parents wete. Love to you all. Rachel Newman Bishop

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