Hester Lee Duke, 86, of Goodlettsville, passed away on Monday November 2, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday November 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Springhill Baptist Church in Ridgetop with Reverend James Jett and Reverend Jim Woodard officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery in Ridgetop with Jason Mayes, Alex Duke, Chris Duke, Brian Duke, Kevin Duke, Jr., Bobby Winterheld, and Bryan Walden serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Raymond Doss Sunday School class at Hopewell Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Springhill Baptist Church in Ridgetop.
Mr. Duke was born December 5, 1933 in Springfield to the late Cordell G. and Tinsie Sircy Duke. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired from Management with the former Atlantic Envelope Company. Mr. Duke was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Ridgetop, for many years, where he served as a deacon. He later moved his membership to Hopewell Baptist Church. He was a member of the VFW 6993 in Goodlettsville and had served as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Charles Wade and Cordell Duke, Jr., and by his sister: Reba McClanahan.
Mr. Duke is survived by his wife of 63 years: Joyce Williams Duke, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Tony and Peggy Duke of Goodlettsville, Terry and Sally Duke of Greenbrier, Kevin and Kelly Duke of Greenbrier, by his brother: James Duke of Castalian Springs, by his grandchildren: Misty Duke, Tonie Duke, Alex (Katie) Duke, Christopher Duke, Brian Duke, Chrissy (Bryan) Walden, Kevin (Tarra) Duke, Jr., Elizabeth (Bobby) Winterheld, and by his 12 great grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Baptist Church Mission Fund