Died: February 7, 2013
He was born on April 18, 1929 in Canton to Charles and Madeline Howarter Taylor.
Duke married Virginia Buell on July 2, 1955 in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are two children Valerie (Dave Berry) Taylor of Petersburg, Penny (Randy) Asper of Towanda, one brother Virgil Taylor of Ellisville and one grandchild Zoe Anderson.
He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was member of the Canton VFW and American Legion.
After the service he worked for and retired as an inspector from Caterpillar Tractor Co. He was also a member of the 1st Christian Church in Canton, the Canton Masonic Lodge, Peoria Scottish Rites and the Fulton County Democrats. He served on the tourism council and was a precinct committeeman for the city of Canton for several years
Cremation rites have been accorded and a private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
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