Private services for William Harrison “Duck” Menzies, 72, will be scheduled, followed by a celebration of his life for friends and family.

Mr. Menzies died Feb. 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by friends and family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 11, 1941, as the second son of three to Max Duery Menzies and Susan Katherine Harrison Menzies in San Angelo and was raised on the family ranch in Menard.

Graduating from the University of North Texas in 1966 with a bachelor of business administration in marketing, Duck proudly served his country in the U.S. Army before settling down to start a family and successful career. An accomplished artist, he was best known as a custom boot maker. Perfecting his trade to become one of the most recognized and talented boot makers in the state of Texas. A proud father, grandfather, veteran, Texan and stranger to no man, Duck lived life every day to the fullest and taught his family how to appreciate what God has given and to love unconditionally. The evidence of these teaching lives on forever in all that knew him. He was a member of the Soldiers of the Cross Cowboy Church in Nolanville and enjoyed sharing his love of Christ with all he knew.

Mr. Menzies was preceded in death by his son, Benjamin Maxwell Menzies; Martha Moss Menzies; and his parents, Max and Kitty Sue Menzies.

Survivors include his wife, Gina Menzies; their six children, William H. Menzies Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, Shally Fisher and her husband, Hank, Jennifer Speer and her husband, Colin, Dawn Bailey and her husband Richard, Whitt Michael and his wife, LaShawna, and Grant Lee Menzies and his wife, Randi Kay; his 14 grandchildren whom he loved dearly; his brothers, Max Duery Menzies Jr. and his wife, LaWanda and John Marion Menzies and his wife, Brenda, and their families; and numerous friends, especially dear family friend, Pam Giles.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scott & White Hospice or to the Soldiers of the Cross Cowboy Church in Nolanville.

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