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Clyde Junior Duke

May 25, 1934 - November 18, 2012

Clyde J. Duke, 78, of Mooresville, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Gordon Hospice House.
He was born on May 25, 1934 in Rowan County, to the late Clyde and Bessie Rice Duke. He was a veteran serving in the US Army and retired from Baystate Milling Company.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Gregory Duke; brothers, Lewis and Clayton Duke.
He is survived by his children, Barbara Puckett of Statesville, Michael Duke of Mooresville, Betty Thompson and husband, Steve of Statesville, Sharon Trent and husband, Jackie of Statesville, Rodney Duke and wife, Kathy of Lexington, Ronnie Duke and wife, Denise of Mooresville, Norma Campbell and husband, Kenneth of Statesville; sisters, Betty Yates of Statesville, Atha Rumple of Statesville; special friend, Mable Roach; twelve grandchildren, including Ricky Duke and wife, Lisa of Sherrills Ford, twenty-two great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Davis officiating. Pallbearers will be Roger Duke, Ronnie Puckett, Robert Duke, Eddie Alexander, Vincent Davidson, Ronnie Duke; and Honorary Pallbearers will be Brian Koontz and Benjamin Yang. Burial will follow the service at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625.