of Cabot, AR
September 5, 1940 - May 18, 2022
William Tarlton Duke, age 81, of Cabot, formerly of West Helena, passed away May 18, 2022.He was born September 5, 1940, in Memphis, Tennessee, to William and Lucille Duke. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 51 years, Lela Duke; sister, Nancy Norman and infant sister, Ruby Duke.Mr. Duke had a long career with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and retired after 45 years.He is survived by his four children, Angela Robertson, William Byron Ray, Tara Brown and Melody (Mark) Rogers; six grandchildren, Keith (Lacy) Robertson, Jr., Brooke (Mark) Stivers, Haylee (Brian) Jones, Zach (Loren) Brown, Baxter (Allison) Drennon and Christopher (Ashley) Rogers; eight great-grandchildren and special friend, JoAnn Knight.Visitation will be Sunday, May 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 JFK Blvd, North Little Rock.Graveside services will be Monday, May 23, at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot.
I always loved the person that your daddy was. He was such a gentleman, funny and a great conversationalist! With a great laugh, I might add. I am sad for all of you in the loss of your daddy. I will be praying for you.
My thoughts and condolences to my friend for 60+ years. RIP Bill Duke.
Tara & all family members my thoughts & prayers are with you all. Wanted to let you know love and hugs are being sent to you all.
So sorry for your loss. He was a great boss at Huxtable Pumping Plant and good friend
Melody & Mark & family:My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Praying for your strength and peace during this time.Sincerely Laurie Smith McLendon
I've known Bill since we were in the 7th or 8th grade at Elaine. He was an excellent athlete and team leader. He had a great memory and I used to really enjoy visiting with him at the reunions. I'll miss him.
Melody. So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this time.
I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May you have comfort in the days ahead.
Bill was such a kind, loving man and I'm grateful to have had him in my life. He had a great laugh and sense of humor that were contagious. He was always willing to listen with an open mind and offer unbiased advice full of wisdom.Bill Duke was my friend and I will miss him so much. He will always live in my heart and memories. I'll think of him when I hear Billy Joel's song, "Keeping the Faith" and remember his smile as he sang it. My sincerest sympathy to his children and family. May God wrap you in His peace and comfort.God bless, Vicki Towles
I worked with Bill Duke at the Corps of Engineers for probably 30 years. He was a Construction Inspector for many years and was a wealth of knowledge and common sense for a young Civil Engineer. When he became Chief over the Huxtable Pumping Station operation it became the “Jewel of Memohis District Corps of Engineers”. We worked with him on numerous Contracts to keep the huge station in top condition. He was so much fun to be around also and brightened your day. He was one of those “special people” that are few and far between and make a difference in the quality of life of those around them. May God bless and comfort all those who will be missing him in the days ahead is my prayer. Jerry Welch, Ret Chief Cost Engineering
Angela, Billy, Tara, and Melody: I am so very sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet man and loved you all and your Mom so much. Continued prayers for you all.
Remember this man and Family from many years ago. So sorry for this great loss. Almost went to work for him one summer while in college. Melody is the last I’ve seen helping with Mama. Prayers for you all!
We lossed a great man,my prayers for the family !
I've known Bill almost all my life, he graduated with my brothers, Charles and Tommy, we had good visits over the years, I always looked forward to seeing him at our reunions. He was one of the very best ball players who ever came out of Elaine. 🥎🏈
I am saddened to read of Bill’s death. I pray that God will keep his arms around you all.June White
Tara & all family members. I am so sorry for your loss. Prays and positive thoughts for all of you.
Bill has been a very long time friend of our family as well as a member of our family for a while. He was such a good guy and so funny. Our family never lost touch with him and when he came back into our lives several years ago it was as if he never left. To Melanie, we are so sorry for your loss. Your daddy sure loves you and was so proud of you too. The Beith/ Perkins familyDoris, Clois, Lisa Leslie and Les
So sorry for the loss of your loved one.