Clifford Clyde. Duke, Jr., 74, of Paden City, WV died peacefully at his home Saturday, May 4, 2019 while surrounded by his family.
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Clifford was born August 9, 1944 in New Martinsville, WV; son of the late Clifford C. and Dorothy (Shuster) Duke, Sr.
He was a retired City Superintendent for the City of Paden City for thirty-two years, past recipient of WV Superintendent of the Year Award, past president of the Paden City Park and Pool, past president of the Paden City Boosters, past softball coach, First Responder, driver for the former Paden City Ambulance Squad, loved spending time with his grandbabies, fishing and hunting and a Protestant by faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Karen (Fitzsimmons) Duke; two daughters, Tammy Duke and Debbie Duke and a granddaughter, Krista Stewart, infant brother, John Paul Duke and two brother-in-law, John Moran and Sonny Smith.
Surviving are his daughter, Barbara (Patrick) Ferrebee of Paden City, WV; three brothers, Dave (Sharon) Duke of Bethany, WV, Charles (Linda) Duke of Paden City, WV and William (Brenda) Duke of Reader, WV; three sisters, Alta Jean Moran of Elk Fork, WV, Sarah (Pat) Flesher of Paden City, WV and Charlotte Smith of New Martinsville, WV; five grandchildren, Patrick (Jessica) Ferrebee, Patricia Ferrebee and Zach Ferrebee, Mitchell (Kayla) Stewart and Maverick Stewart; fourteen great grandchildren, Gavin Ferrebee, Ysabell Ferrebee, Aubrey Ferrebee, Bentley Ferrebee, Michael White, Jemma White, Sunshine Murphy, Kenny Stewart, Kassidy Stewart, Kenzie Stewart, Kaiser Stewart, Reighvyn Stewart, Seesi Stewart and Liam Stewart; two canine friends, Rosie and Rocky; a feline friend, “CD” and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home in Paden City where services will be held 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Burial to follow in Paden Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made, in Clifford’s name, to Paden City Flag Fund, PO Box 233, Paden City, WV 26159.