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William Homer Duke

April 5, 1930 ~ July 10, 2017 (age 87)

WH Duke passed away Monday, June 10th, 2017 after a brief illness. He was 87 yrs old. He was born April 5, 1930 in Memphis Texas to Homer and Cora Lee Duke. 

At the age of 2 his family moved to Hillsboro Texas where he lived until he married Faye Lyvone Rayburn in 1949.  He was 19 and she was only 14 at the time. They were married 64 yrs at the time of her passing in 2014.  They had spent the last 57 yrs living in their house in south Ft Worth.

He spent most of his career working for LTV in Grand Prairie as a machine repairman. He loved hunting, fishing and all things outdoors. His greatest joy was travelling with Moma in their RV to Canada where they spent every summer for many years after his retirement.  He loved being in the middle of nature wherever he could find it. 

He is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter.. Danny Duke of Mansfield Tx, Bill and Alice Duke of Celina Tx and Sherry and Erik Diehr of Arlington Tx.  His older sister Marie Wolf of Alvarado Tx.  Eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Preceded in death by wife, parents and his sister Bertha May Duke Harden of Ft Worth Tx.

 Service Information

Graveside Service
July 14, 2017

10:00 AM
Bethany Cemetery
Alvarado, Texas
Alvarado, TX 76009

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