James Duff, 64 of Springfield passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Mercy Hospital.

He served two years in the US Navy and then became a homeless vet.  While he led a hard life, he was the biggest hearted, kindest man to be known. He never knew a stranger.

James is survived by daughter, Irene (John); son, Tyler; grandchildren, Christine and Isaac; siblings, Raymond (Zella), Liz (Jack), Ron (Carla), Robert (Sally), Loretto (Steve), and Rose (Ron); many nieces, nephews and greats as well as numerous cousins, friends and homeless still struggling.

Memorial Mass will be Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Burial with full military honors will be at 1:00 PM in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kitchen and Home At Last (Veterans).

Services are being coordinated by Gorman Scharpf Funeral Home.