Hopkins - Rector Funeral Home

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William David Duke

March 31, 1948August 23, 2020

William David Duke Sr., 72, of Greencastle, passed away on August 23, 2020, at I. U. Methodist Hospital.

William was born in Paris, Tennessee on March 31, 1948, the son of Ralph and Dorothy (Valentine) Duke.

Mr. Duke worked for over 30 years as a Tool and Die Engineer in the automotive industry.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Darlene Duke; five sons, Tommy Woessner, (wife-Megan), Bill Duke, (wife-Amy), Josh Duke, (wife-Jennifer Carrender), David Duke, (wife-Elizabeth), and Brandon Duke, (wife-Angelia); a daughter, Misty Duke, (husband-Bill Mullenix), a brother, Kenny Duke; a sister, Brenda Fiddler, (Greg); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 27, 2020, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Pitman officiating. Burial will follow in Clinton Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 27, 2020


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Danny Pollock

August 25, 2020

I’m shocked to see this. I knew him since I was a little kid he lived across from my grandpa’s house he was a great hard working man! 💔 Rest In Peace! Sorry to all the family 🙏🏻

Kristine Witty

August 25, 2020

Bill was our neighbor and friend. Whenever Matt needed help, which was often lol, Bill never hesitated to help. We want to send our condolences to the entire Duke family. We will miss you Bill.

Paul Kuhn

August 24, 2020

I first met Bill in 1977 when I started a job in a stamping plant and he was the one responsible for putting me in an apprenticeship program and giving me my trade that has been very rewarding my family and I. We worked together until 2006 and I have learned so much from him. He was my boss and I was his boss, and it did not matter, we were professional and he was an amazing mentor, this breaks my heart. Rest in peace my friend😢


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