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Frank Lee Duke(1931 - 2014)

Frank Lee Duke
Oct. 22, 1931 - March 13, 2014
Resident of Brentwood
Frank "Papa" Lee Duke, 82, passed away peacefully on March 13 in Antioch, California. He was born on Oct. 22, 1931 in Texas, to Claude & Vera Duke. He attended Liberty High School and then served in the Navy. Frank married Bobbye Lou Wisener on Aug. 18, 1952 and they were married for 42 years. He was the longtime owner of Oakley Truck and Tractor where he was a mechanic for farm equipment.
Frank liked helping out at the Tachella Family Farms, reading, playing cards, watching westerns and doing search-a-words. Since his retirement, Frank has enjoyed morning coffee with friends at Brentwood Café.
Frank is predeceased by his wife Bobbye, son Michael and six brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughters Sheryl DeLosier and Kathey Tachella (Jim), 6 grandchildren: Heather, Nicole, Matthew, Jennifer, Jayme & Johnathin and 7 great-grandchildren Megan, Katelyn, Brandyn, Zachary, Tyler, James & Jesse.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18th at Oak View Cemetery in Antioch. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the local Veteran's group.

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Published in Contra Costa Times on Mar. 16, 2014
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