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Virgil O. Duke, Jr.

January 13, 1959 — February 24, 2023

Virgil O. Duke, Jr.


Virgil O. Duke, Jr., 64, of Owensboro, went to be with our Lord February 24th, 2023.  He was born January 13, 1959, in Daviess County to the late Virgil O. Duke, Sr. and Elsie R. (Stinnett) Duke.  He graduated from Owensboro Senior High School and was an autobody repairman.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Diane Duke and Vickie Mackling, and one son, Virgil O. Duke, III.


He is survived by three children, Jesse Robert Duke of Clanton, Alabama, Katie Diane (Duke) Sago and her husband, Dustin Sago of Decatur, Illinois, and Corey Allen Duke and wife Brittany (Windsor) Duke of Centerville, Tennessee, along with six grandchildren, Jordan Sago, Jacob Sago, Alissa Davis, Braydon Duke, Keylei Duke and Mayleigh Duke.  He is also survived by two sisters, Judy (Duke) Bailey and Linda (Duke) Julius and her husband Mike Julius.


We ask that you respect the wishes of his children and close family that will attend a private gathering so they can honor him and say their goodbyes. 


Any sympathy cards or letters can be sent to 871 County Road 53, Clanton, Alabama 35045 (Attn:  Jesse R. Duke) in lieu of flowers.  Donations can be made to the OI Foundation ( in Virgil’s name. 


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“Therefore you too have grief now, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John 16:22

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