Carl DeQuasie

Carl Frederick “Duke” DeQuasie

February 1, 1934 - October 27, 2019

Visitation Location: Roush Funeral Home

Visitation Hours: Wednesday, October 30 (6-8PM)

Funeral Service Location: Roush Funeral Home

Funeral Service Time: Thursday, October 31 (1PM)

Carl Frederick “Duke” DeQuasie departed this life on October 27, 2019.

He was born on February 1, 1934, in Little Hocking, Ohio, to Gordon B. and Garnet E. Hendrix DeQuasie.

Carl graduated from Belpre High School in 1952. Carl’s life was one of loyalty and devotion as demonstrated by a 30-year career as a brick layer at the aluminum plant in Ravenswood, WV, and 61 years of marriage to his wife Shirley.

He is well-known in the community as the man at the baseball card shop with his white dog, Coe Coe.

Carl served in the US Navy aboard the Destroyer USS Richard E. Kraus, and was honorably discharged on March 1, 1957.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; his sister, Wilma Hall of Little Hocking; and his son, Wilson Boyd DeQuasie.

He is survived by his brother, Dale DeQuasie; son, Doug (Sharon) DeQuasie of Ravenswood, WV; daughters, Liz (Terry) Benson of Spring City, TN, Bonnie (Rod) Smith of Ravenswood, WV; grandchildren, Danielle (Josh) Williams, Steven Landis, David (Christina) Crump, Mike Smith, Amy (Scott) Morgan, Bryan (Randi) Smith; 8 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood, WV.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 1:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home with Reverend Richard K. DeQuasie officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery with full graveside military rites provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard.

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