James Lewis Duke, 70, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Weatherford. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Biggers Funeral Home. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to the
, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. James Lewis Duke was born Oct. 14, 1942, in Dallas. He served in the United States Navy
from 1960 to 1964 aboard the destroyer USS William C. Lawe. He retired from Bell Helicopter in October 2002 after 37 years of service. Mr. Duke was preceded in death by his wife, Betty E. Duke, on May 12, 2012, and a brother, Collin Woodrow Duke. Survivors: Children, Daniel Duke and wife, Paige, of Bedford, Wendy Duke Ayers and husband, Ric, Kim Ubinger and husband, Jim, of Azle; sister, Faye Brooks of Bedford; grandchildren, Amber Ubinger, Collin L. Duke, Alexandra Duke and Collin "C.J." Ayers; his lifetime "Best Friend," Vernon Neal; and a number of nieces and nephews.