Eddie Don Duke, 81, of Carthage

Eddie Don Duke, 81, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Pastor Benny Anglin officiating. A military honors service will also be held under the direction of VFW Post 8904. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mr. Duke was born December 29, 1936, in Franklin, to Tommie Edward Duke and Imo Aline Reeves Duke. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Word of Life Church in Carthage.


He is survived by

Wife: Ruth Duke of Carthage, Texas



Gwendolyn Stewart of Laytonville, California

Patricia Whittington of Greenwood, Louisiana

Gail Patterson of Fort Worth, Texas

Allen Duke of Tenaha, Texas

Arty Schultz of Tomball, Texas



Angela Patterson

Delmar Aguilar

Kynadee Duke

Dallas Duke

Emily Stewart

Konner Barber

Kamran Barber


10 Great Grandchildren


Sister: Sonya Suggs of Jewett, Texas



Jerry Duke of Jewett, Texas

Tommie Duke of Nacogdoches, Texas

Larry Duke of Groesbeck, Texas


Preceded in death by

Parents: Tommie Edward Duke and Imo Aline Reeves Duke

Sister: Jackie King


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org) or Mission Carthage (PO Box 1208, Carthage, Texas 75633).

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935