Joseph Lee DuVall

November 20, 1966 ‒ October 10, 2020

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Joseph “Joe” DuVall passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 10, 2020 from Avita Hospital in Galion. He was 53

He was born November 20, 1966 in Cumberland, Maryland to parents Frank & Patty (Rose) DuVall. He graduated from Uniontown High School in Pennsylvania where he enjoyed playing football.

Joe worked at American Freight for 23 year holding many different job titles and positions including logistics manager.

From the time he was little, Joe grew up watching the Baltimore Colts (now the Indianapolis Colts) with his grandfather. This started his life-long love for Colts Football which he passed down to his daughter Megan. They loved to watch the Colts games together.

Joe was the life of the party! He loved being around people and had a sense of humor that kept everyone laughing. He was a kind-hearted and a little wild at times, but always saw the good in others. He enjoyed a beer especially Busch (he was known to carry a 30 pack like a purse). Simple things made him happy and loved his family especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife Stephanie DuVall whom he married February 14, 1996; daughters Mallory DuVall, Megan (Fiancee Rob Nelson) DuVall; son Alan “AJ” Williams; grandchildren Brylee Jean Burchett, Alaina Lee Nelson and Payton Elizabeth Nelson; sisters Bridgette (Jeff) Carrick and Jeanette (Monty) Ohl; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Joe was preceded in death by grandparents Lee & Eleanor DuVall, Joseph & Olive Nelson, Paul & Gretchen Rose and Thelma & Doug McLain; father-in-law James Mitchell; great-grandmother Irene DuVall; Aunt & Uncle Michael & Terry Nelson and Uncle Gregory Rose.

His family will receive friends 4-7pm Friday, October 16, 2020 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Matthew Frisbee beginning at 10 am Saturday, October 17, 2020 in Resurrection Parish (2600 Lexington Avenue). A graveside service will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Snyder Funeral Home to assist the family may be brought or sent to the funeral home.

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  • Prayers for the family, may God bless them with the strength they need during this time. Always remember, the memories and stories are a joy of laughter and healing! ❤️🙏

  • Joey ( we always called him that) was a good friend at one time to my ex husband ,who is also with the Lord ,they were really close at one time and shared a lot of laughs and talks and they really helped each other out .
    We were very saddened to hear of his passing . He will always be remembered with fondness and good memories .
    Gretchen & Shannon

  • Our deepest sympathy to Stephanie, Megan,Mallory and the entire DuVall family.
    We all have nothing but great memories with Joey. He could always make you smile!! Joe will be missed tremendously and I am thankful for the many years of laughs with him.

  • Will always remember joes smile and great sense of humor my heart goes out to the Duvall family thoughts and prayers he will forever be remembered

    • Mike, We were going through pictures last night and there were several pictures of you, and all of the friends that would come hang out at the DuVall house! He loved you all and “Brothers”. Thank you!

  • So many good times! A true friend. Joe was always happy to lend an ear and pick you up with a joke He will be deeply missed. Love you DuVall family.

    • So many good times and so many memories! Joey made sure and would retell these story’s of years past but wouldn’t have wanted it any other way! If our house didn’t have people in it he wasn’t happy! Love you brother!

  • Mallory & Family
    Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Always remember the good times and remember your father, husband and grandpa is now an angel watching over you all.
    Carolyn & Darrell Jones

  • I met Joe once at a friends home at the lake he was a very nice person ,sorry I didnt get to know him better , Tom and I send out our love and prayers to the whole family for such a loss ,so sorry .
    Love,Tom & Mary (McClure) Womack

  • Our deepest sympathy to Stephanie, Megan,Mallory and the entire DuVall family. We are sending love, hugs and prayers during this time. Joey was an amazing man and Aaron and I were lucky to be blessed to have been able to get to know him and his family over the years.

    With Love,
    Aaron and Lauren Pollard

  • You are all in my thoughts. Joe was a great guy I’ll never forget. Blessed to have known him on his journey. Sending love to his whole family.

    • Thank you Mike! We all appreciate you sending your condolences. We were definitely blessed to have him in our lives’

  • My deepest sympathy to the entire Duvall family. Know that each of you have been in my thoughts and prayers and hopes are you will find the strength to deal with the recent loss of Joey. I worked with Joey at American Freight for many years and he became such a wonderful and special friend during our years there. God bless each of you and if nothing else lean on the special memories you have of Joey which will last each of you a lifetime.

    John Thompson

    • Thank you John, I think we might have briefly worked together as well in Lexington. Joe he loved working with you all!

  • To my best friend from high school and grade school, you will surely be missed my brother. You always told me, life is too short and enjoy it while you can and you did that,raising a beautiful family to carry on with what you instilled in them! To all of your family, thank you for the memories and allowing me to be part of your family growing up with Joe💖

    • Ronnie, you have always been and always will be a part of the family. We all have so many fond memories of years past. Thank you!

  • I was so sorry to hear that Joe passed away. My heart breaks for his family and I can’t imagine what they are going through right now.

    I worked and carpooled with Joe for only a year but it was one of the most memorable work experiences I’ve ever had because of him. Sitting on the other side of the partition I got to listen to Joe sing along off-tune to classic rock and argue on the phone with trucking companies literally all day long. There was rarely a quiet moment and I loved every bit of it. It was honestly some of the best times I’ve had at work because of him. Joe made me laugh and he was always very kind to me. Wish I had gotten to know him better but I’m happy for the time I did.

    I will be praying for the family and will continue to share his stories with others to share the laughter and fun he brought me.

  • My deepest sympathies to your whole family! We made a lot of great memories and had as much fun as anyone,from playin basketball,to cruisin around town to just sitting at your house busting chops and laughing. Joe was a good friend and had a heart of gold and will live on in our heart and mind ! Till we meet again OJD!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Stephanie, his daughters, and his grandchildren. He was an awesome friend to have. Joe and I met while he was the logistics manager for American Freight. Many of our team members worked with Joe and his team. We will forever hold dear those friendships both professionally and personally with Joe. May god bless his family during this time.

  • What I remember the most about Joe was the blonde curls he had in grade school and his mischievous smile!