April 25, 1958 - January 23, 2021
Charles Douglas “Doug” Duke passed away on January 23, 2021. He was born in Vienna, Georgia on April 25, 1958 to Frankie Lurraine Duke and Charles Eugene Duke. He grew up in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and moved to Miami, Florida in 1978 where he met the Mother of his two children, Julia Duke, whom he remained very close with after their divorce and until his death. He is survived by his daughter, Taylor Elise Behr (Mike) and his son Charles Trevor Duke (Katie) as well as two sisters, Robin Rucker and Janice Rogers, several loving nephews, a niece as well as his beloved grandchildren, Alanna and Tristan Behr. Doug, which is what everyone that knew him called him, graduated from Florida International University with both a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology. He had a well-established career in Construction Management, first building large residential communities in South Florida, before moving back to the Florida Panhandle and working as Vice President of Construction for the St. Joe Company in Panama City, Florida. He retired from St. Joe in 2004, built “spec” homes and spent his free time as an avid hunter and fisherman until he became ill in 2011. He was a devoted and loving Father and Grandfather not only to his own children but to many of their friends growing up. He was somewhat of a country boy at heart and adored watching The Andy Griffith Show, John Wayne, and Clint Eastwood. Doug was a practical joker, had a great sense of humor and was a kind and generous man. He will be greatly missed, and his memory will live on through the many lives of all those that he touched. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort at https://care4000.com or your local Alcoholics Anonymous organization in remembrance of Doug. Arrangements are by JONES-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME OF STARKE 904-964-6200.
Charles Douglas “Doug” Duke passed away on January 23, 2021. He was born in Vienna, Georgia on April 25, 1958 to Frankie Lurraine Duke and Charles Eugene Duke. He grew up in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and moved to Miami, Florida in... View Obituary & Service Information
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