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James Owen DUKE
Male 1923 - 2017

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  • Birth  12 Mar 1923  Camden, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  94619CFB3C524F29869CAF1BE2E86A29DB65 
    Died  19 Feb 2017  Miramar Beach, Walton Co. FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co. FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I6059  Master File
    Last Modified  30 Mar 2017 
     
    Father  Warren Cornelius DUKE,   b. 8 Aug 1879, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1957, Selma, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Mae WILLIAMS,   b. 5 Jan 1892, Eufaula, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1973, Selma, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Apr 1914  Eufala, Barbour Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4532  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Claire DUNN 
    Children 
    >1. Russell Kirk DUKE
    >2. Kay DUKE
    >3. Byron Kenneth DUKE,   b. 01 Aug 1949, Sikeston, Scott and New Madrid Counties, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 2012, Kansas City, KS Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Warren DUKE
    Family ID  F4536  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • CENSUS RECORDS

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: James Duke
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1923
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Possum Bend, Wilcox, Alabama
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's Name: W C Duke
      Father's Birthplace: Alabama
      Mother's name: Mae W Duke
      Mother's Birthplace: Alabama

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: James Duke
      Age: 17
      Estimated birth year: abt 1923
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Home in 1940: Possum Bend, Wilcox, Alabama
      Street: Monroeville Road
      Attended School or College: Yes
      Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
      Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
      Income: 0
      Income Other Sources: No
      Household Members:
      Warren C Duke 60
      Mae Duke 48
      Alexander Duke 25
      Blanche Duke 23
      Kirk R Duke 19
      Olanles A Duke 18 [Charles]
      James Duke 17
      Sarah Jane Duke 15

      OBITUARY

      James Owen Duke, age 93, died February 19, 2017 in Miramar Beach, FL. He was born March 12, 1923 in Camden, AL to Warren and Mae Williams Duke. Graveside services will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, FL at 1PM on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Expressions of love and sympathy can be viewed or submitted online at www.mclalughlinmortuary.com
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      https://update.gci.org/2017/02/death-of-russell-dukes-father/

      Posted by GCI [Grace Communion International] Weekly Update on February 22, 2017

      We were saddened to learn of the recent death of James Owen Duke, father of Russell Duke, Vice Chairman of the GCI Board. Russell provided the following tribute to his Dad.

      My Dad was born in 1923 and died at age 93. He leaves behind his wife of 71 years, Claire Duke, two sons, Russell and Warren, and one daughter, Kay Overstreet. He was preceded in death by his son Byron. He leaves six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

      Dad graduated high school in Camden, Alabama, in 1940, and with war raging in Europe, he entered the United States Marine Corps in 1941 at age 17. He was on duty in the radio room at Point Loma, California, when the call came from Pearl Harbor to another desk in the room, reporting the Japanese attack. Over the next four years he served in the South Pacific, landing in Vella Lanella Island and Choiseul Island, where he earned the Bronze Star. He completed his military service in 1946, honorably discharged, with the notation for character of service - Excellent.

      In 1954, Dad became a follower of Herbert Armstrong in the Radio Church of God, ordained a deacon and then employed by the then-named Worldwide Church of God in 1969, then ordained an elder in the church, serving as associate pastor in Big Sandy, Texas (1977), then in Anniston, Alabama (1986), lastly in Dallas, Texas (1988), before retiring at age 68 in 1991.

      Dad was committed to liberty, risking his very life for his country; committed to love of wife and family; and committed to faith in Jesus Christ, living his whole life for our God. And now he lives on in the hands of the Father, the heart of Jesus Christ, and the breath of the Holy Spirit.