Ken Kerrell Duke

May 16, 1946 ~ April 21, 2022 (age 75)


Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 10:00 am in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens for Ken Kerrell Duke, 75, who passed away on April 21, 2022 at his residence.

Ken is survived by his wife Lauri Conerly Duke; four nephews, Todd Duke, Mack Duke, Jonathan Duke, and Kevin Jones; and two nieces, Stacy Duke Duck and Stephanie Banker, and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents Eugenia Payne and J.C. Lindell Duke, Sr.; one sister, Barbara Ann Banker; and three brothers, Justin Payne Duke, Terry Mack Duke, and J.C. Lindell Duke, Jr.

Ken was born on May 16, 1946 in Alexandria. He graduated from Jena High School and attended LSU. He joined the Louisiana National Guard in 1966, and was honorably discharged in 1972. He then went on to join the family business, Duke Transportation, where he worked for 50 years.

Ken had a lifelong love of horses. In his free time, he enjoyed a day of golf with friends, and playing with his many dogs over the years.

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Walters Funeral Home, 337-706-8941 is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
April 27, 2022

10:00 AM
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
2300 N. University Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70507

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