Loren A. Duckworth

Loren A. Duckworth, 95, of Sarasota, Fla., died Feb. 11, 2013.

According to wishes, he was cremated and buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

He was born June 10, 1917, the son of John E. Duckworth and Hazel Mason Duckworth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ava Henry; and a brother, Doyle Duckworth.

He married the love of his life, Olive Irene Parks, on Oct. 21, 1935. They were married for 67 years. She died on Dec. 18, 2002.

He is survived by his children, Delbert (Marlene) Duckworth of Marietta, Betty (Leroy) Hawkins of Waterford, and Calvin (Tonya) Duckworth of Sarasota; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was a World War II veteran of the Japanese Occupation in 1945-1946. He was a 70-year life member of the carpenters union, and retired from Local 899. Upon retiring, he enjoyed boating and RV camping in Ohio, Florida, and other states.

A memorial service will be held this spring with his family.