Col. Frank Hall Duggins Jr. (U.S. Army Retired), 77, of Marshall, passed away at the family home on June 23, 2006.
He was born in Marshall to Frank H. Duggins Sr. and Camille Wilson Duggins. He attended preparatory school at Kemper Military School and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. On Sept. 3, 1964, at West Point, N.Y., he married Margaret Robbins, who preceded him in death Sept. 16, 2003. He served in the United States Army until his retirement in 1978, when he returned to Marshall to raise his family. He was a very active member of the community and served as mayor shortly after he returned. He acted briefly as president of Kemper Military School and served on the school's Board of Directors for 25 years. He was a member of Rotary Club for over 30 years. He was active with the American Red Cross, Marshall Municipal Utilities, United Way and the Saline County Historical Society. He was also involved in the development of the Nicholas-Beazley Museum and Marshall Civic Center. In the last few years, he was a mentor and worked with elementary school children. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Marshall.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Smith of Lawrence, Kan., and Molly Crews of Mexico, Mo.; one brother, David Duggins and wife Bitsy of New Orleans, La.; three grandchildren, Zachary and Grant Smith and Margaret Crews; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at First United Methodist Church in Marshall. Burial with military rites was held in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the Rotary Foundation or Nicholas-Beazley Museum/Marshall Civic Center. Arrangements were in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
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