Joseph F. Duke, Jr., 65, passed away peacefully September 3, 2014.
“Joe” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born January 13, 1949 in Norfolk, VA to the late Joseph and Mary Duke. He was a self-employed Dry Wall Finisher for the past 30 years. Joe lived life to the fullest. He loved being outdoors either fishing, going to the beach or visiting parks with his family. He will always be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and friend to all. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory is: two daughters, Mary Hammond and husband Matt and Ashley Duke; son, Thomas Lee Duke and wife Shannon; five grandchildren: Chelsea Grubb, Chyanne Duke, Isis Saunders, Jared Duke and Lily Duke.
A celebration of life will be held at 5:00pm, Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the home of Mark and Vicky Hammond. 501 Marston Dr. Chesapeake, VA 23322.
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Finding comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering and that he will be waiting for me in heaven! Remembering what a great man he was makes it easier to say “See you later!!” Love you Daddy!!
Dear Mary and family, We are so sorry for your loss. I did not no your dad but I’m sure he will be missed by many. He must of been very special because he raised a special daughter. Prayers will be going out to all of you to get through this difficult time.
Mary and Ashley,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your daddy made me laugh and I thank him for that. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Mary. Although I only had the pleasure of knowing him briefly I will always remember his laugh and sense of humor, he would get at you in a way only a father could. To know his pain and suffering is no more will help to ease us and strength of God to help all be brought through this time. His legacy is carried on by you all. Our Love and Prayers, Joe and Ruby XoXo