David Duffield

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

OLMSTED, Ill. -- David Dale Duffield, 67, of Olmsted died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at his home.

He was born Sept. 3, 1940, in Gorham, Ill., son of Orpha Earl and Nora Ellen Hoppe Duffield. He married Betty Holmes.

Duffield was employed for four years with Clark Security and was a former security guard with Southern Illinois Consultants. He retired from Nesbico Co. and the Cairo Police Department. He was a member of the Miracle Center in Tamms, Ill., Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Linda Harp and Sandy Zierer of Olmsted, Daleann Cochran of Murphysboro, Ill.; two sons, Bruce Cook of Karnak, Ill., Bobby Cook of Olmsted; a sister, Evelyn White of Elkville, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, five sisters and a grandson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill. Military honors will be provided at 6 p.m. by members of Pulaski County VFW Post 8891 in Mounds, Ill., American Legion Post 178 in Villa Ridge and VFW Post 2649 in Cairo, Ill.

The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jerry Whitaker officiating. Private burial will be in Masonic Cemetery in Olmsted at a later date.