Duane Donnell Outlaw

October 4, 1959 ~ September 11, 2020 (age 60)

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Brother Duane “Law” Outlaw, 60, was called home on September 11, 2020. He was born October 4, 1959 in Roxboro, North Carolina. He was raised by loving parents Roosevelt and Dorothy Outlaw who instilled in him work ethic, love for family, and faith in God. Duane was baptized at an early age and brought up in New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was proud of his country roots, and often talked with the biggest smile about growing up in Roxboro, North Carolina. Graduating from Person Senior High School as a football player and wrestler he was as
tough as they come. He had a presence of strength that was more than physical to let us all know that everything was going to be alright. Through his faith he encouraged
everyone, “Don’t worry about it, it’s gone be alright!” is what he would always say. In 1977, Duane joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany as an
Infantryman. After six years he switched his MOS to Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and was stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he was assigned to the famous 2nd of
2nd BN “Deuce - Deuce” and gained notoriety for his physical stamina by becoming a member of the prestigious 500 Mile Running Club. In 1984 he was honorably discharged and chose Wichita Falls, TX as his home because he had met the love of his life, Linda “Lynn” Spence. Duane and Lynn took their vows on February 23, 1985. On those vows they built an unbreakable bond that was infectious for anyone around them. Together, they loved to spend time with family and enjoyed being with their grandchildren. Duane would go on to join Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church and worked as a jack of all trades for Wichita Falls Ford House. He and Lynn created beautiful memories together for 37 years while raising five children and seventeen grandchildren. He lived his life honoring his wife and being a devoted father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Roosevelt Outlaw. Brother Outlaw is survived by his wife; Linda “Lynn” Spence-Outlaw (Wichita Falls, TX.), his daughter; Keila Spence (McKinney, TX.). His sons and daughter in laws; Torrey and Keinina Spence (Lawton, OK.), Derek “DC” and Crystal Solomon (Wichita Falls, TX.), Duane and Helen Outlaw (Fort Worth, TX.), and Curreon “Coody” Outlaw (Wichita Falls, TX.). He also leaves to cherish his memory: his mother Dorothy Outlaw (Roxboro, NC.), his sisters; Alecia Outlaw (Baltimore, MD.), Kay Crutchfield (Fort Washington, MD.), Valerie Stephens of Brooklyn (Brooklynn, NY); and Veronica Stephens (Hampton, VA).


Psalm 91
King James Version

91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.



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September 21, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
112 Scurry St.
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Funeral Service (COVID 19) Wear Masks and Follow Social Distancing Guidelines
September 22, 2020

10:00 AM
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
1401 Borton Ln.
Wichita Falls, TX 76306

Interment with Military Honors
September 22, 2020

2:00 PM
Fort Sill National Cemetery
2648 N.E. Jake Dunn Road
Elgin, OK 73538