Billie “Bill” E. Duke

ALVARADO — Billie “Bill” E. Duke passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the age of 75.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 Sunday at Brown Owens Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Billie was born Aug. 5, 1940 to the late Moses and Estelle Duke in Mead, Oklahoma. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the US Army. Bill was a dispatcher for Ray Crowder Ambulance Service for many years. He will be remembered for his love of country and western music and will be deeply missed by us all.
Survivors: Wife of 14 years, Billie L. Duke; son, Bobby Joe Duke; granddaughter, Melissa Duke; step-son, Monte Chambliss and wife, Joan; step-daughter, Pamela Coleman and husband, Elvin; step-daughter, Gayla Churchman and husband, Michael; 7 step grandchildren; 10 step great-grandchildren; and many, many friends.

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425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

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#1 Comment By Melissa Duke On May 12, 2016 @ 10:20 pm

I love you papa I will miss you

#2 Comment By Chuck & Linda Smith On May 13, 2016 @ 9:39 pm

Please accept our Condolences in Bill’s passing.
He was not only a Cousin, but a Good friend.
I will miss our conversations, and sharing, of Family Photos, and stories.

#3 Comment By Roni Mathis, Wanda McDonald On May 14, 2016 @ 9:01 pm

Condolences from the Family of Jim McDonald. Our thoughts are with you.

#4 Comment By Rick Clayton On May 15, 2016 @ 12:05 pm

I worked with Bill several years at Ray Crowder, and I always considered him a special friend. I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

#5 Comment By john miller On May 16, 2016 @ 8:15 am

I knew Bill for over 50 years. one event told everything about who he was. when Bill was a small child in Oklahoma his father was killed by lightning. In his pocket were two pennies which were fused together by the lightning strike. bill would carry these pennies in his own pocket for many years and would become emotional when showing them to people. I have always had great respect for this act of love for his father and believe it shows the true feelings of a man who loved his family very much and cared about his friends. Rest easy Bill.

#6 Comment By Melissa Duke On July 3, 2019 @ 11:20 pm

I remember those pennies he carried them for as long as I can remember