Harold Duff Obituary, Death – Harold Boyd Duff, age 87, of Lenoir City, Tennessee, passed away at his home on Thursday morning, November 10, 2022. For more than seven decades, Harold was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. He served both the United States Army Twenty-Fifth Infantry Division and the Veterans of Foreign Wars with distinction.
His undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees came from Roane County High School, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Middle Tennessee State University, and the University of Tennessee, respectively. During his 36 years in the Lenoir City School System, Harold was an educator, served as the principal of Nichols School, was the Supervisor of Instruction, and was the Superintendent of Schools. He spent 14 years working part-time at the Loudon County Juvenile Center, and he spent another 5 years working part-time for the Loudon County School System. Harold was a member of the Loudon County Commission for a total of 28 years.
He served as a Colonel and as an Aide de Camp for both Governor Sunquist and Governor Alexander. Additionally, he was a member of the Lenoir City Committee of 100 for more than fifty years, as well as the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce, the Little Tennessee Valley Educational Cooperative, and the Loudon County Visitors Bureau.
Delores Littleton Duff, his wife of 53 years, his daughter Melody Jayne Duff Kavanagh, his son-in-law Dr. Kevin Collins, his parents Boyd and Margaret Duff, his brother Larry Duff, his sister Patsy and her husband Gene Hughes, his in-laws Clarence and Helen Littleton, and his sister-in-law Clarius Smith all preceded him in death.
Survived by his daughter Candace Collins, his son Lance Duff and his wife Brandy, his grandchildren Jordan Parkerson, Lauren Parkerson, Carter Duff, Erin Duff, and Katherine Duff, his sister-in-law Jean Duff, and numerous nieces and nephews, including Keith Wilkerson, Tammy Hattley (Rick), Lisa Morrison (Joe), Julie Duff, Gwen Hughes, Kevin Hughes (Chris), Chasey Hachmann (Dennis
On Saturday, November 12th, the family will host guests at the Central United Methodist Church in Lenoir City between the hours of 5 to 7 o’clock in the evening. The funeral service will begin at 7 o’clock, and Pastor John Brewster and Reverend Keith Wilkerson will preside. On Sunday, a gathering of family and friends will take place at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m., and then they will travel to the Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services at 2 p.m. It is the responsibility of the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard to honor veterans.