EAST PRAIRIE -- Fred Loran Duty, 65, died at 2:40 p.m. Jan. 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Sept. 30, 1941, in rural Mississippi County, son of Helen Conyers Jacobs of East Prairie and the late Barney Loran Duty, he returned to Mississippi County in 1996 after having been employed as a foreman for various heavy construction projects throughout the United States. He was of the General Baptist belief.
Surviving in addition to his mother are: one son, Ken Duty of East Prairie; one brother, Clifford Duty of East Prairie; two half sisters, Connie Duty and Vonda Duty of the state of South Carolina; three grandchildren, Sean Loran Duty of Jefferson City, Jennifer Lynette Jones of East Prairie and Brandi Williams of Jefferson City; and four great-grandchildren.
One daughter, Beverly Lynette Duty, preceded him in death.
A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements.