Victor

July 15, 1941 ~ August 23, 2020

Born in: Big Clifty, Ky
Resided in: Leitchfield, KY

Dr. Victor Forest Duvall entered glory on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Last month, he celebrated his 79th birthday. Victor was born on July 15, 1941 in Big Clifty, Kentucky to Forest and Gladys Duvall. He grew up in Big Clifty and graduated from Clarkson High School in 1959. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1963, and from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1967. His internship and residency were through the U.S. Public Health Service in Baltimore, Maryland. He also served as a medical officer on a Coast Guard cutter in the North Atlantic.

In 1970, Dr. Duvall opened Clarkson Clinic. He was well-known in Leitchfield, Clarkson, and the surrounding area for his compassionate medical care in the clinic, the hospital, and nursing homes. He even went on house calls. Simply known as “Doc” by so many, Victor was a man who was loved by all his patients. He served his patients for 51 years. What many did not see directly, however, was his excellent leadership of his clinic staff. Few doctors took as good care of his employees as he did. Generous and kind, he was cherished by all those who had the opportunity of working with him.
When Victor was not at the clinic or hospital, he enjoyed hobbies that included flying airplanes, trading, reading, and operating heavy equipment. He learned to operate heavy equipment when working summers for Greer Brothers and Young. He had a passion for land development in Grayson County. After designing his clinic and Midway Plaza, he and others worked closely with the state government to develop the Grayson Country Airport and Golf Course. He loved the outdoors and spent countless hours on the track hoe or bull dozer creating and bringing projects to life. He enjoyed fishing and served on several mission trips.
Victor served the Leitchfield and Clarkson communities in so many ways, donating his time and money to various boards, organizations, and educational institutions. He was always involved in the education of his children, medical students and nurses. He was a life-long member of the Church of Christ and preached in neighboring churches when he was a young man.

No one worked harder than Victor Duvall. Yet, he blessed many people with his time and resources. He was always willing to help the underdog and those in need. A special characteristic was his ability to associate with people of every class, race, profession, and level of education. He was equally at home talking to medical professionals or executives as he was with those who were poor or had little education. He valued every person equally and it was clear in how he treated all with dignity and respect. Slow to speak and often few in words, he gave words of wisdom and godly encouragement in deliberate and measured words. This was a trademark of Victor Duvall.

Victor loved his family and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary (Joyce) Pearl Duvall. He leaves behind two daughters, Cara (husband Chris) Flanders and Sara Duvall, and one son, Mark Duvall. He was blessed with five grandchildren he dearly loved. His three granddaughters are: Autumn Flanders, Megan Duvall, and Myra Duvall. His two grandsons Madison (wife Lauren) Duvall and Ethan Flanders. He is
survived by one brother, Benjamin Duvall, and four sisters, Patricia Owens, Brenda Patterson, Jane Gough, and Mary Ann Hunnicutt.
Every person who knew Victor Duvall will feel the enormous hole he has left. The legacy of this gentle, kind, and generous man will continue to have an impact long after his earthly race has now finished. Though his body and mind declined in his last days, those who knew him knew his hope was in the promise of eternal life and resurrection. We rejoice with him that he has now finished his race and received his crown.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation was chosen. A celebration of life for Victor Forest Duvall will be announced at a later date. Sympathy cards and condolences can be sent to Watson-Hunt Funeral Home, 2373 Elizabethtown Rd, Leitchfield, KY 42754

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  1. Dr Duvall was my Dr since 1991 until he Retired, he was a wonderful man to talk to and the best Dr. I ever had. He was always there when I needed him to help me thru alot of pain and hurtful troubles, we have talked about my problems and we Prayed together. He will be missed by my Family.

    • Doc was a kind hearted person and I am pleased to be able to say he was someone I could call a friend. Prayers for the family for I know you will miss Doc and his wisdom

  2. Dr Duvall will be remembered long after he is gone. He was my Mother, Essie Hart Johnson’s Doctor until she passed away. She thought a lot of him. So sorry for Joyce and the family. Love from Martha Jean Hart Elmore

  3. My Uncle Victor was truly a kind-hearted & compassionate man. He had a gift for knowing when to ask if I was ok or how my family was doing & would listen intently before offering words of encouragement or wisdom. He is loved so much & will be missed in such a big way.
    We love you all, Joyce, Cara, Sara, Mark & extended family
    Linda, Scott, Katie, David & Ben
    Navarre, FL

  4. So sorry for your loss. Dr. Duvall took care of me during summer months when I was a kid and our family had a place at Nolin Lake and I always had poison ivy! Then I got to work with him at the Clarkson office since 2016 as a Nurse Navigator there. He was so kind and patient and willing to teach me. His patients and staff adored him. I am blessed to have been able to work with Him and know him. I will remember you all in my prayers.

  5. Dr Duvall was the kindness and best employer that I have had in my lifetime. I will miss him very much. He will always have a special place in my heart. I am sorry for the illness that he ended up with. I know that it was very hard on the whole family, but especially him. He loved his staff, and we loved him. I know that the family loved him and will forever miss him.

  6. Prayers for all.He was a great man with so much knowledge. I loved having conversations with him. Mark and family, you will all be in our prayers. He is not suffering and is in a much better place. Chip and Christie and kids.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Duvalls family. I was blessed to have the opportunity to work for him for several years until his retirement at the Clarkson Clinic. I have many fond memories of those days. One thing I always loved about him was everyday at the end of the day he would make his rounds and thank us all for our hard work. He took care of his staff and treated us so kindly. He will be missed by many. Heaven sure gained an amazing Angel💖

  8. Our condolences to the family, Joyce and children, sisters and brother. Victor was a very nice man, was very proud to know him from a wonderful Christian family. May the memories give you comfort in the coming day’s. Thoughts and prayers be with you.

    • We were very sad to hear about Vic. We are keeping Joyce, Cara, Sara and Mark, and Patsy, Brenda, Ben, Jane and Mary Ann – all the Duvall families in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. I always admired Vic as an extremely smart, hard-working man devoted to family. I always enjoyed being around him.

      With our love and condolences,

      Rob, Heather, Piper and Lochlann

  9. Doc, was a great friend and a great Doctor to me and my family.He became my Doctor in 1980 when I developed Type 1 diabetes, he helped me through so many rough times,he was always there for me when i always needed him
    He told me when he retired to hang in there and trust in God and family and he said ..You can do this…..
    He was such a great Doctor and a great person!
    My family and I will great miss him.
    My thought and prayers go out to the Duvall Family…

  10. You served your community well Dr. Duvall. You were appreciated and loved. Thank you and enjoy the beyond faithful servant.

  11. So blessed to have met this sweet man and worked by his side for 6 years, there was not a day he left the office without thanking me for my hard work. I know he will be missed my so many ❤️❤️

  12. He will be missed by so very many. I remember going with my grandparents and uncles as a small child when they had doctor appts. He was always so kind and soft spoken. Prayers for the family.

  13. FloNikkiNavarro
    Doctor Duvall was a kind and compassionate doctor and Christian man. He treated people with kindness, respect, and Christian compassion. He was my parent’s doctor for many years and my sons ‘ doctor , as well. When my youngest son was only 14, Dr. Duvall saved his life by finding , diagnosing, and treating him promptly. I will always be grateful. Dr.Duvall will be missed , but has now finished his life’s race and gone on to be with Jesus. I send my most sincere condolences to his wife and family.

  14. I am so sorry for your families loss, He was a very good man and took care of my family for years. Peace and comfort for his family.

  15. Victor was a friend, brother in Christ, my doctor, ….such a kind loving person. He will be so missed in this community and in our church family. My prayers go out to his beautiful family right now.

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to express in a few words all that Dr. Duvall meant to so many. Although I knew him and his staff as I worked in physicians’ offices, I came to know him much better at a later date as he treated my husband Ronald when he had cancer. The knowledge, professional care, compassion and friendship that he showed us will always be remembered. He always made us feel like we were his only patient when we were there, no matter how busy or what time of day it was. His love for his patients and their well being was always evident. I pray that God will give you comfort and strength now in the days ahead.

  17. Although I did not have the privilege of meeting Dr Duvall in person, I do know his daughter, Sara, through our congregation here in Dallas. Those of us who know Sara appreciate and respect her so much. I’m thinking that Sara’s father must have been a rich and wonderful influence in her life, personally, professionally and spiritually. As you family members grieve the loss of Victor Duvall, whether he were your husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother or cousin, may you find comfort and peace from remembering the happy times you shared. How bittersweet is the passing of such a man of God. Looking forward to the day when, according to God’s word, we’re confident that we’ll be together again. Grace and peace to each of you. Sincerely, Eileen Emch

  18. Thanks to Dr. Duvall for his years of service in our community. He was my father’s doctor for many years and my dad thought the world of him

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed by his Twin Lakes family. My God wrap his loving arms around his family and friends

  20. I loved Doc Duvall with all my heart. He helped me one time through s really bad time in my life, he sit and listened to me and listened to me cry. We all have loss a great man. I love you Doc Duvall and I will miss you badly. Love and prayers to the family and all that knew him.

  21. Dr. Duvall was my families doctor since he came to Clarkson to practice medicine. We thought a lot of him and his family. He will be missed by all who new him.

    • Always sad in someone’s passing. Dr. Duvall was obviously an extremely accomplished/talented Doctor and Christian. There’s no doubt, Dr. Duvall will rest in peace with our father in heaven.

      Mary Ann and family, may you have peace.

  22. My heart goes out to the Duvall family. Dr. Duvall was a great man and doctor. My mom (Isabell Rainey) was a patient of his. She loved going to see him. Sometimes she would go for a minor problem; all the treatment she needed was to talk to Dr. Duvall and ask questions about his children. He took the time to listen and talk to her!!!!

  23. The Miltimore Family
    May God wrap all of you in his loving arms. Just remember all the good times and it might make your loss less painful. God Bless

  24. Will miss that quiet voice and presence. He was always asking when I was going to retire, but he outlasted me! Love to the whole Duvall family, among whom I count some of my dearest lifelong friends, Jane and Mary Ann. So sorry for your loss.

  25. Mary Ann has shared many positive stories about her loving family with us, so we are not surprised to read the many glowing eulogies honoring the kind and compassionate character of Victor Duvall.
    My husband and wish we could have had the opportunity of knowing this man.

    To our equally kind and compassionate sister-in-law, Mary Ann, and to the rest of Victor’s family we extend our sincere prayers and sympathy during this time of loss.

  26. Always sad in someone’s passing. Dr. Duvall was obviously an extremely accomplished/talented Doctor and Christian. There’s no doubt, Dr. Duvall will rest in peace with our father in heaven.

  27. Dr. Duvall generously let me do my internship at his office. It was a great experience. He was kind, generous and friendly. You could learn a lot just by watching his ways. An experience I will never forget. Praying for the family.

  28. Dr. Duvall was a great doctor. He has took care of my family for years. We will all truly miss him. We will be praying for all the family during this very difficult time. God bless you all.

  29. I worked as a nurse at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center when Dr. Duvall made rounds there. He and his nurse would come in so early and he would always be impeccably dressed. He was always polite to the staff and had time to answer any questions from his patients. But one thing I’ll always remember him for was how hard it was to read his orders. Sometimes it took several people to try and decipher what he wrote! We always tried to catch him before he left if we had any questions about what he wrote.

  30. Me and my husband absolutely loved Dr. Duvall he took care of everything in the office not I got to send you here and there prayers for the family and big thanks for your compassion for your patients Greg and elise Davidson

  31. Doc has been my doctor since 1979. He also was the doctor to tell me the wonderful and loving news that I was going to be a Momma in 1985. He was one person that never rushed you out and always was very loving and caring with each visit. He will be missedby many. But Thank God his work here is done and he had a better place to go. Muchlove and prayers for The Duvall Family.

  32. Dr. Duvall was one of the best doctor’s that I have ever met.
    He was loyal to his patients.
    He cared about them and would call and check on them his self.
    He will truly be missed.

  33. Dr Duvall was the one who helped us when we adopted our youngest daughter. He was our Dr for several years. Prayers for all of his family.

  34. Dr. Duvall was a great doctor. He has took care of my family for over 30 years. We will all truly miss him. Prayers for all the family during this very difficult time.

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