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Henry Wayne Duke

June 27, 1934 ~ April 23, 2017 (age 82)

Mr. Henry Wayne Duke, Sr., 82, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Alabama on June 27, 1934 to the late Roger and Gladis Johns Duke. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Technology and Curriculum Construction and was also certified in Industrial Arts from Auburn University and Florida State University. He is a retired teacher/Instructor for the High School and College levels. Mr. Duke was also a D.M.E Designated Maintenance Examiner and a D.M.I. Designated Inspector. He was had his certification in Aviation, and was an A&P Airframe and Power Plant Technician. Mr. Duke also was a home builder and a business owner for many years. Our hearts were forever changed by the man we knew as a great husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother and nephew.

He is survived by his loving wife: Phyllis Hill Duke; son: H. Wayne Duke, Jr. (Cynthia); sisters: Lynda Sharlene Duke of Brantley, Alabama and Connie Bozeman of Alabama; grandson: Wes Parker (Jamie); great-granddaughters: Denna Brinkley, Emma Brinkley, Bailey, Bracen and Blair Parker; great-grandson: Dalton Parker; niece: Stephanie Fisher (Robert); grandnieces: Haley Adams and Hannah Fisher; grandnephews: Hunter Adams and John Robert Fisher also survive. 

Graveside funeral services for Mr. Duke will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 28, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Robert Bass officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday evening, April 27, 2017 at the funeral home. If anyone would like to bring food, please deliver it to the Columbia County Fairgrounds, Building A, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 28, 2017. There will be someone there to receive any food donations. Thank you for your kindness and prayers. Arrangements are under the direction and care of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City, FL, 32025. Please leave words of comfort for the family at

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