HOLLIS RAY DUKE

Services for Hollis Ray Duke, 77 of Lubbock, was held Wednesday morning, Feb. 5, 2014 at The Fellowship in Lubbock, with Pastor Dan Chrestman officiating. Graveside services followed that afternoon at Fort Sumner Cemetery, Fort Sumner, N. M. Military honors were provided by Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard. Arrangements were under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (575) 355-2311. Hollis Ray Duke was born April 26, 1936 in Littlefield to the home of W.T. and Annie (Fowler) Duke. He died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Lubbock Heart Hospital following an illness. Hollis attended elementary school in Littlefield, and junior high and high school at Fort Sumner, NM. Hollis married Janet Lee Farmer on Dec. 25, 1955 at the First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner, NM. Hollis served in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years, the first seven years as an Aircraft Propulsion Superintendent and 21 years as a Jet Engine Technician. He served during the Vietnam War and traveled extensively in the Far East to include Vietnam, Okinawa and Thailand. His duty stations included Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, NM, Misawa, Japan, Wichita Falls, Portsmouth, NH, Anderson AFB in Guam, Clark AFB Philippines, RAFB Lubbock, and Iceland. He retired at Reese AFB in Lubbock in 1982. His citations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross. Following his military retirement, Hollis was employed with Lockheed Martin as a Support Systems, Jet Engine Mechanic. While he was stationed in Japan, he was a photographer, and collected and finished gem stones. He was a Booster Club President at Frenship High School. Hollis was a member of First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner and The Fellowship in Lubbock. Hollis is preceded in death by his wife, Janet Lee Duke on June 15, 2013; his parents, W.T. and Annie Duke; two brothers, Carl and Cecil Duke; two sisters, Edith and Ruth Duke; and a niece, Beth Duke Sparks. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Duke Madgwick and her husband, Charlie of Lubbock; a son, Billy R. Duke of Lubbock, former daughter-in-law Sherry Duke of Lubbock, five grandchildren, Jimmy Michell, Billy Duke Jr., Ashley Duke, and Chaleigh Duke all of Lubbock, and Chris (Elizabeth) Madgwick of Waldo, WI; five great-grandchildren Gracie, Jayton, Adison, and Rylon Michell, and Teddy Madgwick; a brother Bill Duke and his wife, JoAnn of Fort Sumner; along with nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Billy Duke Jr., Rowdy Jones, Kenny Jones, Cale Mello, Shayne Smith, Leslie Crandell, Kenny Hershman, and Collin Cobb. Honorary bearers were Bill Duke, Joe Cox, Gerald Don Cortese, Kent Cundy, Charlie Madgwick, Robbie Robinette, and Chris Madgwick.
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