Duane Duke Sorrell

December 1, 1963February 8, 2013

Duane “Duke” Sorrell, 49, of Brownsville, died Friday, February 8, 2013, at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, OH.

Duane was born December 1, 1963 in Richmond, to Chester and Dorothy J. Richardson Sorrell. He was a lifetime resident and attended Union County schools. On December 20, 1991, Duane married the former Shelley Fields, in Liberty. “Duke” was employed as a truck driver at Whitewater Valley Mac Trucking for the past six years and had previously worked at TSN in Richmond and Miller Woods in Cambridge City. Duane enjoyed racing and was a member of the Cidra Racing Club in Liberty. In his leisure time, he liked hunting, raising cattle and visiting Eldora Raceway Park in Ohio.

Duane is survived by his wife of 22 years, his son: Cody Allen Sorrell of Brownsville; his daughter and son-in-law: Natasha Ross and Jake of Liberty; his sisters: Marilyn Bucher of Richmond ; Peggy Huntington and her husband, Duane of Centerville; two grandchildren: Brittany and Johnny Ross; nieces and nephews and their spouses: Rae Jean Grimes and Steve, Dea Messler and Tony, Beth Evans and Butch, David Crist and Debby, Stephanie Wright and Mike, Jason Sorrell and Kristen, Shannon Brown and Andy; brother-in-law: Arthur Field Jr.; sisters-in-law: Jackie Sorrell, Lisa Paxton and her fiancé, Buddy, Kaye Lakes and her husband, Freddie; several cousins and many friends.

Duane is preceded in death by his father, his mother: Dorothy J. Sorrell Henry; his daughter: Shelby Nichole Sorrell; brothers: Keith and Larry Sorrell; and his brother-in-law: John Bucher.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Showalter Blackwell Long, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty. Interment will follow in West Point Cemetery, Liberty. Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. where memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Foundation or to the Area 9 Meal Program. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to



  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 14, 2013


  • Interment

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twila kibbey

February 15, 2013

so sorry 2 hear of marians passing he was a good operator

Rachel Marcum

February 14, 2013

My heart just breaks for all of you. Duke was such a great friend and part of the family. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.
My sincere heartfelt condolence

Hooter Gray

February 13, 2013

I am sorry to hear the loss of Duane. He is an super awsome person. I only knew him for a short time but I always looked foward to seeing him out on the road somewhere smiling and enjoying life. He will be missed but not forgotten. We shall meet again someday. Your family is in my prayers.

Jason Sorrell

February 13, 2013

To my uncle who was more like a big brother. I'm going to miss you terribly! I have a lot of great memories of our time together. Even when apart we still talked on the phone. You were always good for a pep talk! Love you!

carlene corn

February 13, 2013

So sorry for your loss i worked at the truck stop in new lisbon where Duane stoped he was a very nice person and we enjoyed seeing him

karen bunch

February 12, 2013

Prayers for strenght for the journey ahead. God's peace to your heart.

Beth Vanzant

February 12, 2013

Sorry for your loss my Thoughts and Prayers are with each and everyone one of you!!!!!

Richard and Betty Burns

February 12, 2013

We want to thank you and Duane for everything, Shelley... For the laughs, the support, and most of all for your friendship. Duane will always be in our hearts, and will always be loved and missed!

February 12, 2013

So sorry for your loss Shelly, I am here for you when you need me. My prayers are with you and your family.
With much care and love, Your Friend Nadda

Evelyn Marcum Moore

February 12, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Duke. He never saw a stranger and a smile on his face always. My heart aches for the family. He will be missed by many. Keep those memories close to your heart.