Kevin D. Duke

August 19, 1991February 7, 2011

Kevin Duke entered this life on August 19, 1991 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Juanita K. Duke and Richard Edwards. He was the younger of two boys. Kevin’s mother preceded him in death on May 24, 1992. He was only 9 months old at the time of her death. Kevin’s aunt, Juanita’s twin sister, Vanita had no biological children of her own but took Kevin in and served as a loving mother to her nephew until he was almost 13 years old. On May 8, 2005, Vanita passed away. As a result, Kevin went on to live with his Uncle Garry and Aunt Sandi. Kevin attended Shawnee Schools where he enjoyed playing football, playing video games, watching sports and hanging out with his friends. Oh… and he loved to eat. He was an active member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Kevin was a very outstanding football player. He made ALL State in football and he also received several other awards. After graduating from High School in May of 2010, he received a football scholarship to attend college and play football at Ft. Hays State University in Kansas. Kevin remained there until his passing. He leaves behind to cherish the memory of his life brother, Christopher Duke of Shawnee, OK; Aunts and Uncles, Garry and Sandi Duke of Shawnee, OK, Paula and Stephen Anderson of Choctaw, OK; Marcus Abraham of Tulsa, OK; Terry and Ricky Smith of Edmond, OK; Sherry Hardin-McCullough of Midwest City, OK; Sharon and James Ham of Edmond, OK; Grandmother, Etolia Abraham of Midwest City, OK; Cousin, Deborah Mustin of Shawnee, OK; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will cherish his memory as well. His visitation will be Sunday, February 13th from 12 to 6pm and Monday, February 14th from 8 to 8pm at Resthaven Funeral Home. His service will be held 11am, Tuesday, February 15th at Liberty Baptist Church of Shawnee, OK with burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 13, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, February 14, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Keegan Campas

February 16, 2011

Kevin these last couple weeks have been hard! I miss seeing you around and being able to just kick it with ya for a little while. I know we'll meet again someday! Love Man Rest In Piece!

Gabriella Gonzales

February 16, 2011

Kevin It's hard to know your gone but your always gonna be in my heart Imma miss that big ol smile of your's It's hard to expect the fact that your gone You were such an amazing person You will be missed & loved by many Sorry I didnt make it today I really wanted to go I still cant believe your gone you were here then your gone :( God Bless You Kevin! To Kevin Duke's Family im sorry for your loss Ill be praying for you guys God Bless You All!!

Lexie Smith

February 15, 2011

Jelly Bean!! I really wish I could have been there with your family and the rest of your friends today. You really left a special place in my heart. I will always remember your smile and the amazing hugs I'd get when I see you. You left a legacy behind even for the short time you were at Hays. I won't ever forget you and every time I put on my Iron Man backpack I'll remember you and the "flyboys" for inspiring me to get it! :) I love you and miss you!

Jessica Rindt

February 15, 2011

Kevin, You are missed greatly, I still can not wrap my head around the fact that you are gone, it breaks my heart every time I think about it. I hope you are up there watching over us! You will always have a place in my heart along with a bunch of people. It sucks that you are no longer with us but we will all see you again some day! love you KD!

Cody Merrell

February 15, 2011

Hey Dukis, you're still on my mind and seem to come up in every conversation. I miss you and I love you. I always knew you'd come around to me calling you Dukis, so much that when you introduced yourself to one of my friends that's what you called yourself. You'll never be forgotten.

Rebekah Davis

February 15, 2011

Big Kevin, I will always remember your joyful soul and the laughter you created every waking moment at camp. I love you and will see you again one day.

Vicki Phillips

February 15, 2011

I never had the honor of meeting Kevin, but I heard so much about him through Paul and Norenia Jones. God touched his live in a mighty way. His short time here will be a testimony to what God can do. Please know the prayers of many around the state are with you as you grieve. God is the ultimate comforter and we know He will be with you through this.

zack aguilar

February 15, 2011

hey man you will always be loved and missed 77 forever in my heart love u bro!!

Naomi (mama) Hill

February 15, 2011

You were my bright light and an amazing kid. You opened my heart to love you and I couldn't love you anymore if you were my own. You will live everyday in my heart and I will see you soon. The world may have lost a Duke, but Heaven got a Prince. You are living peacefully now with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Know this is comforting, but missing you breaks my heart. I love you so much. You will always be my Superman underoo wearing, honey bun eating Morris Chestnut looking Michael Jackson dancing special Angel. You were my son's best friend, you were a part of this family we weren't ready to let go of. Smile big for me... I love you


February 15, 2011

We met Jellybean once in the elevator when we went to visit our daughter. He was such a gentleman. He was a good friend to our daughter and her tribe. They shared many happy times and I have heard many a story that shows me the love they had for him. Please accept our most sincere condolences for your's and everyone's loss. Kevin will be missed by many.