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Samuel Cooper Duke

February 3, 1947 ~ February 2, 2018 (age 70)

Samuel Cooper Duke, 70, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at Ohio County Hospital. He was born February 3, 1947 in McHenry, Kentucky to the late William Lee Duke and Wilma Jean Stewart Duke.  Sam was a United States Air Force Veteran and he retired from DuPont in Indiana. He was a member of Church of The FirstBorn in Owensboro and Knights of Columbus.

Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Graff.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Dorothy Duke of Beaver Dam; three sons, William Charles Duke of Nashville, Tennessee, Jeffrey Cooper (Maricar Gonzales) Duke of Indianapolis, Indiana, Timothy Lee (Lori Elizabeth) Duke of Lexington, South Carolina; eight grandchildren, Ethan Cooper Duke, Elias Thaddeus Duke, Kimberly Gonzales, Kevin Gonzales, Ceaser Gonzales, Jeffrey Cooper Duke, Jr., Samuel Cooper Duke and Addison Elizabeth Duke; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Steve (Pam) Duke or Highland, Indiana and Stanley (Holli) Duke Owensboro; and two sisters, Shelah Krause or Owensboro and Suzanne (Van) Gurley of South Bend, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Brother Darrell Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Military Honors provided by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit Mr. Duke’s family from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday and 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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