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 Charles B. “CB” Duke, Jr

Charles B. “CB” Duke, Jr

Enid, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, USA
Death 9 Dec 2012 (aged 89)
Hermitage, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 102010850 · View Source
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Mr. Charles B. Duke Jr., age 89, died Sunday, December 9, 2012, in Hermitage, TN after a brief illness.

He was a Graduate of Enid High School in Enid, MS; and attended Mississippi State University.

He enlisted in the United States Army during his Sophomore year.
He served his Country in the European Theater during World War II in Italy, France and Germany.

After the War, he returned to MSU, Graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture.
He received his Master's Degree in Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

He began his career Teaching Returning Military Veterans methods to improve Farming Practices and later began working with the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service as an Assistant County Agent in Pontotoc County.
He was promoted to County Agent in Calhoun County; and later became District Agent of the Mississippi Extension Service on the MSU Campus.

Following his Retirement in 1979, he developed many hobbies, one of which was Woodworking.
He enjoyed attending Craft Fairs and Making Furniture for his Family to enjoy.
He also had a love of Fishing, Camping and Traveling.

He is preceded in death by a Daughter, Judy Duke McCollum and Husband, Stewart; his Parents, Charles B. Duke and Maude Brown Duke; and one Brother, Roy B. Duke.

He is survived by his Wife of 66 years, Joyce; a Daughter, Carol Templeton and Husband, Terry, of Hermitage TN; four Grandsons, Thad Templeton and Wife, Angie, of Winston Salem, NC; Marc McCollum and Wife, Katie, of Charlotte, NC; Ben McCollum and Wife, Kristin, of Charleston SC; and Brent Templeton, Sierra Vista, AZ.
He has seven Great Grandchildren.

He is a Member of First Baptist Church of Starkville.

Visitation will be held at Welch Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. The funeral will be held at Welch on Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Oktibbeha Memorial Gardens. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

In Lieu of Flowers, the Family has Requested that Donations be made to First Baptist Church Starkville, Children's Building Fund.

Published: Monday, December 10, 2012, Welch Funeral Home, Starkville, Oktibbeha County, MS11pmca.

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