Charles Christopher "Chris" Duke, 42, of Raleigh died Thursday, July 4, 2013.
A celebration of his life will be held 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013 at Macedonia Baptist Church with Pastor David Grinnell officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Chris was the owner and operator of Specialty Flooring which he established in 1993, receiving numerous accolades from clients praising the quality of his workmanship. Chris had a keen sense of humor, was an avid reader, speed skater and swimmer and possessed a free, gentle spirit.
Chris is survived by his daughters; Kristen Duke and Samantha Duke, son, Lucas Duke; his mother, Jo Collins Duke; sisters, Sharon Robertson, Marilyn Davis and Sherry Duke; and the mother of his children, Rose Duke. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Charles G. Duke.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York, 10004 or at www.jdrf.org
Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, N.C. Condolences may be made at www.montlawn.com
Montlawn Funeral Home
2911 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC 27603
Published in The News & Observer on July 9, 2013