OBITUARY

Thomas Carl Duke

September 25, 1932December 11, 2012
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Thomas Carl Duke, 80, passed away on December 11, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital. Tom was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 25, 1932. Tom had many adventures in his life. He served in the Air Force and was a banker for many years before entering into building and developing. From Tennessee to Texas to California, Mr. Duke would eventually find himself in Atlanta before moving to High Point, where he lived for more than 30 years. In 1987, Tom made the decision to begin building on his land and started a construction company focused on new homes in the Quail Run Farm subdivision. His sons carry on the tradition with Duke Brothers builders. Tom enjoyed jazz music, playing the saxophone, and dancing the jitterbug. Preceding him in death was his wife, Sandra Wells Duke. He leaves behind his children Steven Duke (Lisa), Alan Duke (Sherrie), Matthew Duke, and grandchildren Ethan and Gavin. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 4A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407 or a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 at Sechrest Funeral Home in High Point. The family will receive friends after the service.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, December 15, 2012
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Thomas Carl Duke

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Scott Yocum

December 17, 2012

Steve and Matthew, our family was saddened to hear the news of your dad's passing. He was a man so full of life and so easy to be around. We will say a prayer for your family and hope that your mourning will turn into celebration for the life your dad lived and the wonderful father he was to you boys. God Bless, Scott and Mary Yocum

John Oglesby

December 15, 2012

Steve, Matt, and family,

I was saddened to hear the loss of Tom - "When the Lord calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Hold on to all the fond memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness." My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

December 14, 2012

Mr. Duke, you will be truely missed.
Barbara Jackson

Lin & Rick Mutiger

December 14, 2012

Dear Tom, you are now with your Lady. I know Sandy is right by your side. We all miss you and love you but know you are happy. Always remembered with love Lin, Rick, Eve, Joanne, Nick, Freya, Jacob, James, Ryan, Lukas, Joshua, Ryan, Michelle, Dionne, Tiauna, Rianne and Nathan.

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