William Duke

Obituary of William Duke

Graveside services for William Thomas Duke, age 73, of Wadley will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 9:30 AM from Randolph Memory Gardens with Rev. Scott Whaley officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-8:00 PM on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

Mr. Duke passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Lafayette Nursing Home.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Gober Duke of Wadley; two sons, Delbert Watson (wife, Katrina) of Rock Mills and Jimmy Lynn Watson (wife, Sandra) of Wadley, AL; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Wesley Duke of Pell City, Kenneth Duke of Leeds, and Marshall Duke of Leeds.

Pallbearers will be Logan Watson, John Wayne Watson, Johnathan Watson, Jerod Watson, Arthur Watson, Willie Hendon, and Danny Anglin.

A Michigan native, Mr. Duke was born on December 14, 1943, the son of George and Dorothy Baker Duke.  He was Baptist by faith, a United States Army veteran, and worked as a carpenter.  Mr. Duke was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Billy Wayne Watson; two brothers, Wayne and Jerry Duke; and a sister, Helen Harris.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.