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Wesley "Archie" Duty
Jul 25, 1932 - Aug 15, 2012
Posted by Janet Laubhan Flickinger


Duty, Wesley “Archie”, 80, passed from this earth to his heavenly father, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Sulphur, Oklahoma. 

He was born July 25, 1932 in Norman, OK to William Floyd and Addie Rebecca (Ramsey) Duty the third of five children.  Archie was united in marriage on July 11, 1970 to Juanita Corcorran in Norman, Oklahoma and they maintained their home there until April of 2009 when they moved to Sulphur. 

Archie attended Noble and Norman schools and enlisted in the US Navy on July 20, 1951.  He served during the Korean Conflict and was assigned to the USS Magoffin.  He was honorably discharged in July 1955.  He returned to Norman, Oklahoma where he made his home. 

He was a faithful and devoted servant of the Lord and loved his church and was active in the jail, prison and juvenile ministries for 25 years.  He was employed with Carlisle, a plastic manufacturing company in the maintenance department for 30 years before retiring in 1994.  In his earlier years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching the Dallas Cowboys football and in his earlier years he enjoyed watching boxing.  At the time of his death he was a member of the Crossway First Baptist Church in Sulphur.

Archie is survived by his wife of 42 years, Juanita Duty of the home; son, Wesley Duty of Norman; five daughters, Becky Arnold of Lexington, Rene Holthus and husband Jimmy of Watonga, OK, Lisa Schmidt of Sulphur, Sherrie Eggar and husband Eley of Watonga and Robin Hays and husband Clint of Norman; two sisters, Helen Booth and Doris Grovender and husband Dave all of San Jacinto, CA; seven grandchildren, Greg Bieniek of Norman, Chelsea Holthus of Watonga, J P Schmidt of OKC, Justin Schmidt of Okarche, Savannah Betancur and husband Ricky of Moore, Ethan Eggar of Watonga and Holly Hays of Moore; three great grandchildren, Aislynn Bieniek, Trey Betancur and Tyler Betancur. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Wilma Maxine Smith; brother, Bobby Gene Duty; and granddaughter, Stephanie Dawn Schweitzer.

Visitation will be held 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2012, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2012 and 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 19, 2012 with the family greeting friends from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 20, 2012 at Crossway First Baptist Church, 2108 W. Broadway, Sulphur, Oklahoma with interment following in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery of Norman.   Arrangements for Archie and his family have been placed in the care of the Vice Family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. 

Online condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com


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