VAN BUREN, Ark. (KFSM) -- VFW commander Earl Duty, 61, has passed away according to a Facebook post by Robert Jack VFW Post 1322.
Earl Duty was VFW Post 1322 commander and Arkansas District 7 commander.
The post read: "We regret to announce the passing of our beloved Commander and friend, Earl Duty."
VFW Commander Duty served 4 years in the US Navy. He then spent 22 years in the Arkansas Army National guard. He was deployed to Desert Storm (2/142nd Field Artillery Unit) and then retired.
After that, VFW Commander Duty worked for a Fort Smith business for more than 16 years.
He had been sick for a while with an autoimmune disease and had just gotten out of the hospital before Christmas Eve.
VFW Commander Duty died unexpectedly Friday (Dec. 27) around midnight.
Below are the funeral details:
Visitation: Monday (Dec. 30) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Ocker Funeral Home in Alma
Funeral: Tuesday (Dec. 31) at 10 a.m. at Ocker Funeral Home in Alma
Ocker Funeral Home
Alma, AR 72921
The burial will be at Fort Smith National Cemetery right after the funeral.