Fred Oakley Duckett

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Fred Oakley Duckett, 84, of 10 Hookers Gap Road, Leicester, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at the VA Medical Center. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Jahue Weaver and Etta Sue Davis Duckett. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Tanya Duckett and Kimberly Dickerson; a brother, Davis Duckett and a sister, Reba Franklin. Mr. Duckett was a man of many talents including operating a sawmill, carpentry, farming, mechanical work and gardening. He was a WWII Army veteran. He served in the 9th Army Division and was involved in several major battles receiving three bronze and one silver star. Mr. Duckett was a wonderful husband, father and pawpaw and is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pauline Hyatt Duckett; a daughter, Freda Duckett Nodine and her husband Donnie of Leicester; a son, Buddy Duckett and his wife Patricia of Leicester; two sisters, Millie West of Lincoln, MO and Thelma Huggins of Leicester; two brothers, Donald and Frances Duckett of Leicester; three grandchildren, Jill Dickerson and her fiancee Jonathan Gillespie of Leicester, Kelly Monk and her husband Travis of Morganton and Mindy Worley and her husband Michael of Marshall. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Neil Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 7-8:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of NC, PO Box 639, Wilson, NC 27893.

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  1. We were so sorry to read of Freds death – You have our deepest sympathy. May God bless you and comfort you during this time of sorrow.

  2. Pauline, Freda, Buddy & Patricia:
    Fred was a wonderful person and will be
    remembered fondly by all those who had the
    privilege of knowing him. We will be praying
    for you and your families during this most
    difficult time. God bless you all.

  3. Dear Freda and family, We are thinking of you and praying that God will comfort you at this difficult time. Love and Prayers, Dewey & Judy


  5. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss
    of your husband, father and Grandfather.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    at this difficult time.

    Ron and Toni Autrey

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
    God Bless you,
    Robert (Bobby), Marie and Glendal Hall

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