Obituary for William Duke
GUYS MILLS - William Clyde Duke, 83, of Guys Mills, passed away, Saturday, March 25, 2017, at U.P.M.C Hamot. He was born on December 18, 1933, son of the late Lamont and Ethel Dechant Duke. He married Margaret Barber. She preceded him in passing in 2015.
William graduated from Bucktail High School and Trinidad College. He worked as a gunsmith and as a tool and die maker. William proudly served in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed picking his blueberries, working around his farm, hunting, outdoors, spending winters in Georgia with his wife on St. Simon and providing transportation for the Amish.
Survivors include his daughters, Celia Robertson and her husband Grant of Canada; and Aimee Roiz of North Carolina; one son, David Duke and his wife Heather of Guys Mills; grandchildren, Cassidy and Carson Robertson; Ben and Lindsey Roiz; Weston Hooker; Rylan, Kaeden, Michaela and Gabrielle Duke and Katie Wasson.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceeded in passing by several uncles and cousins.
There will be a memorial service, Wednesday, March 29, at 4:00 P.M. at Lyona Bible Church with Michael Fraser Officiating.
The arrangements have been carefully entrusted to the Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA, 16335.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508 or to the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22030.
Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Williams Book of Memories at www.warrenfh.com