George Edward Duvall
Sequoyah High School ~ Student 1960s
TAHLEQUAH, Ok -- George Edward Duvall , 65, of Tahlequah passed away Monday, July 27, 2009 at his home with his family at his side. He was born Feb. 24, 1944 in Tahlequah to Tom and Martha (Fox) Duvall.
He grew up in this area and lived most of his life in Cherokee County.
He was a graduate of Sequoyah Vocational School (Class of 1963) and attended Haskell Indian Institute. He served in the U.S. military for 20 years and received a number of awards for his duties in the service, retiring in 1993.
He retired from the Indian Health Services, W.W. Hastings Hospital in 1999, where he worked as a supply management specialist.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, cooking out and spending time with his family. He was very active in the community as a member of the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. He was also involved with the Shiners and the Tennessee Squires club. He attended the Calvary Indian Baptist Church.
Mr. Duvall was preceded in death by his first wife, Patsy Duvall in 2003. He was also preceded by his parents and a brother, Donald, in 1964.
Survivors include his wife Wauneta Sanders Duvall (Seq. Emp. 1972 to '79) of the home; three sons, Robbie McCarter and wife Jerri Gail of Tahlequah, Randy McCarter and wife Sam of Stilwell, and Danny McCarter and wife Tina of Tahlequah.
He also leaves to mourn his passing, two stepsons and a stepdaughter, Robert Charles Sanders of Tahlequah and Monte Ray Sanders and wife Pam of Park Hill, and Roxanne Sanders of Park Hill. Two siblings survive him, Wilburn Duvall of Stilwell, and Bob Duvall and wife Mary of Sallisaw. A sister-in-law, Lizzie Duvall, will also remember him fondly.
He leaves a legacy of six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Duvall will be held Friday, July 31, 2009, at the Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel in Tahlequah with burial to follow in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday.
A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. in the Reed-Culver Chapel on Thursday evening. Rev. D.J. McCarter and Pastor Little Beaver Wildcat (Seq. Cls '65) will be officiating the service.
Reed-Culver Funeral Home ~ 117 W. Delaware ~ Tahlequah, Ok., 74464 ~ 918-456-2551