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Norman "Frank" Duff

Norman "Frank" Duff, 65, of St. Albans, passed away April 20, 2014.

Preceding him in death were his father, Henry H. Duff, and his sister, Vera Jordan.

Frank served proudly in the United States Army and fought in the Vietnam War. He was a paratrooper and infantry platoon sergeant with the 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade "Rangers." During his combat service, Frank was decorated with the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Parachute Badge and Combat Infantry Badge. He was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant with only two years of active duty services and was then honorably discharged after the war.

Frank was employed by Charleston Newspapers and he also worked as a rigger at the Charleston Civic Center.

The last 20 years of Frank's employment he was a district manager representing several major insurance companies. He and his teams offered employee benefits to school board employees and businesses across a number of states. Frank won numerous trips, company honors and awards for his outstanding sales leadership.

Surviving him are his wife, Catherine Conley Duff; sons, Norman Christopher Duff, David Duff and John Thomas Duff and his wife, Beth; mother, Audrey Looney Duff; brother, Charles H. Duff and wife, Kim; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral service will be noon Thursday, April 24, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with Pastor John Rutherford from The Faith Fellowship officiating. Burial will follow in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service, also on Thursday.

The family will accept memorial online condolences at

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Duff family.

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