James Lewis Duke

obit-James-Duke1942 – 2013

James Lewis Duke, 70, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Weatherford.

The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 in Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at Biggers Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

Mr. Duke was born Oct. 14, 1942, in Dallas. He served in the United States Navy from 1960-1964 aboard the destroyer USS William C. Lawe. He retired from Bell Helicopter in Oct. 2002 after 37 years of service.

Mr. Duke was preceded in death by his wife, Betty E. Duke on May 12, 2012; and brother, Collin Woodrow Duke.

Survivors include his children, Daniel Duke and wife, Paige of Bedford, Wendy Duke Ayers and husband, Ric and Kim Ubinger and husband, Jim of Azle; sister, Faye Brooks of Bedford; grandchildren, Amber Ubinger, Collin L. Duke, Alexandra Duke and Collin “C.J.” Ayers; lifetime “Best Friend,” Vernon Neal; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The Azle News,
Aug. 7, 2013 Edition