It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Frank Duke announces his
passing on Monday, January 20, 2020 at his residence. Mike was 69 years old. He
was born in Las Vegas, NV on July 4, 1950 to Frank and Lucille (Pechlat) Duke. He
was a retired programmer for Southern Textiles. Mike loved to play the guitar and
write songs and poetry. He was an avid reader and a published author. He loved
Alabama football, his dogs and family. His sense of humor and unique outlook on
life will be sorely missed by his beloved family and his close friends. Mike was a
veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by one brother, Randy (Millie) Duke of Corinth, MS and one sister,
Lynn (Hugh) Arnold of Jackson, TN. He will forever be remembered by his four
nieces, Debi (Vitor), Emily (Matt), Casey, and Jennifer, his two great-nephews,
Matthew and Connor and his great-niece Lucy. He also leaves his close friend
Steve along with his dog, Runt. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and
sister, Vicki Godwin.
Memorial Contributions can be made to The Jackson Madison County Humane
Society, 3107 Paul Coffman Drive, Jackson, Tennessee 38301
There will be a Celebration of Life for Michael Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 2pm-4pm.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, 731-668-1111