Arlan Duke Obituary, Death – My baby brother Arlan passed away suddenly over the past weekend, and since so many people have reached out to us and the news is now out in the world and all over Facebook, I wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of his passing. At this time, we do not have any information regarding the services that he provides; but, as soon as we do, I will provide it for all of you who have asked. We ask that you continue to keep our family in your prayers as these past few days have been quite challenging for us.
Duke, Sr. and Molly (Hamilton) Duke. Wayne served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and is considered a veteran of the conflict. After a significant amount of time spent working for Polk County, Mr. Duke decided to take early retirement. The Christian Heritage Baptist Church in Winter Haven was his regular place of worship. His brother, Percy T. Duke Jr., passed away before him, following in the footsteps of both of his parents. Theresa D. Banks (Jim) of Cumming, Georgia, and Alisia Sprague (Eddie) of Charlotte, North Carolina, are the two daughters that are Mr. Duke’s living descendants.
He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Tiffani Allen (Patrick), Krissi Banks, Nikki Rogers (Zach), Ashley Sprague, Anna Sprague and his great grandchildren: Liliana Allen, Micah Rogers and Elijah Rogers. On Tuesday, November 24, the family will host a visitation for guests from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Christian Heritage Baptist Church, which is located at 150 Spirit Lake Road in Winter Haven. Funeral services will thereafter take place at the church at eleven in the morning. Gandy Cemetery, located in Connersville, will serve as the location for the interment. At any and all events, you will be expected to wear a mask both out of courtesy and for your own protection.