Byron Kenneth DUKE

Male 1949 - 2012  (62 years)

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  • Name Byron Kenneth DUKE 
    Born 01 Aug 1949  Sikeston, Scott and New Madrid Counties, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Social Security Death Index
      Name: Byron Duke
      BORN: 1 Aug 1949
      Died: 2 Jan 2012
      State (Year) SSN issued: California (1965)
    Gender Male 
    _UID D071635AA718491985E6D3F2EBA1F6C0918B 
    Died 02 Jan 2012  Kansas City, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 

      Byron Kenneth Duke, 62, Nevada, MO died Monday, January 2, 2012, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS as the result of a sudden illness. He was born August 1, 1949 in Sikeston, MO to James Owen Duke and Claire Dunn Duke. He was married September 26, 1971 in Pasadena, CA to Sharyon Taylor and she survives of the home.

      Byron was born in Sikeston, MO, and grew up in Southern California where he graduated from Imperial Schools. Byron graduated from Ambassador College in 1971 in Big Sandy, Texas with a degree in accounting. He took graduate courses at Cal State in Los Angeles. Byron and his wife Sharyon and children Brandon and Sharby moved to Missouri in 1979, residing in Blue Springs, Booneville, and Columbia, before moving to Nevada in 1986. He has served since then as Chief Accountant for the Nevada Habilitation Center, where he was the 2011 Employee of the Year. He was a member of the NRA and a hunting enthusiast and loved being in the woods. Byron was treasurer for Community Fellowship Church in Carterville, MO for more than 20 years. He worked with the youth ministry and activities for several years, sang in the choir and was worship leader. He also sang in the Nevada Community Choir. Byron was a loving husband, father, brother, and son. He will be greatly missed.

      Survivors in addition to his wife Sharyon of the home, include one son, Brandon Paul Duke, Greenwood, IN; one daughter-in-law, Fiona Duke, Greenwood, IN one daughter, Sharby Claire Duke, Bowling Green, KY; his parents, James and Claire Duke, East Windsor NJ; two brothers, Russell Duke and his wife Phyllis, Duarte, CA, and Warren Duke, Charlestown, VA; and one sister, Kay Overstreet and her husband Bob, East Windsor, NJ; two nieces, Tracey Stewart and her husband Sean, and Jennifer Overstreet; two nephews, Christopher Duke, and Michael Overstreet.

      A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastors Dan King and Jim Kissee officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

      Contributions may be made to the Community Fellowship Church Building Fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772

      Posted by GCI Weekly Update on January 4, 2012

      We are saddened to announce the death of Byron Duke who died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon at age 62.

      Byron grew up in Pasadena, CA where he attended Imperial Schools and then graduated from Ambassador College in 1971. In recent years he served as the treasurer in the GCI congregation in Joplin, MO. Byron is survived by his wife Sharyon, his son Brandon, his daughter Sharby, his parents James and Claire Duke, his brothers Russell and Warren Duke and his sister Kay Overstreet (for a longer obituary, go to

      A memorial service will be held for Byron on January 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ferry Funeral Home, 301 South Washington in Nevada, MO.

      The family deeply appreciates your prayers. Cards may be sent to:
      Sharyon Duke
      431 E. Minnesota St.
      Nevada, MO 64772
    Person ID I7790  Master File
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2017 

    Father James Owen DUKE,   b. 12 Mar 1923, Camden, Wilcox Co. AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 2017, Miramar Beach, Walton Co. FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Claire DUNN 
    Family ID F4536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sharyon Taylor 
    Married 26 Sep 1971  Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
      Name: Byron K Duke
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1949
      Age: 22
      Marriage Date: 26 Sep 1971
      Marriage Place: Los Angeles City, California
      Spouse Name: Sharyon S Taylor
      Spouse Age: 21
     1. Brandon Paul DUKE
     2. Sharby Claire DUKE
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F15012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart