On April 8,2020 surrounded by family, Mr. Douglas Edward Duke Sr. peacefully passed away at his Hohenwald home. He was born June 5,1943 to the late Eugene and Lucy (Temple) Duke in Nashville, TN. Along with his parents Mr. Duke was preceded in death by his daughter Ms. Diane Duke.
During most of his life Mr. Duke drove a dump truck for various companies before becoming an independent operator. During his downtime he enjoyed being outside fishing or just taking in the great outdoors. On Sundays he could be found cheering on the Tennessee Titans football team. When the Titans weren’t playing, he would tune into the Nat. Geo Wild channel for all the latest episodes of Dr. Pol Veterinarian often asking his family to watch with him. He has been described as the best dad and one of the greatest men anyone has ever known. He was truly a gentle, caring and selfless man that would give everything he had to make sure his family was taken care of. He will be missed by many.
Mr. Douglas leaves behind a son Douglas Edward (Melissa) Duke Jr.; two daughters Lucy “Sissy” Duke and her husband Kenneth Spain; and Jwanna Diane Duke; 40 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Family visitation will be held next week. Mr. Dukes wishes were to be cremated so no burial will take place.
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