Ocala - Mr. Earnest Candler Duke, 87, passed away in Ocala, FL on November 5, 2013.
He was born on February 3, 1926 in Atlanta; GA. Earnest was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a retired Bell South engineer. He was a member of IEEE in Miami, FL, Junior Achievement, Lifetime member of Pioneers of America. He moved to this area in 1991 from Hartwelll, GA.
He is survived by his loving wife Bobbie of 67 years; one daughter Patricia Donnell and husband Bruce of Lake Worth, FL; one son Wayne Duke of Tamarac, FL.; a special Friend Diane Moore of Tamarac, FL.; and one granddaughter, Karen Donnell.
The family requests donations be made to Hospice of Marion County. A funeral service will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on November 18th at 11 a.m..
Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West (352) 854-2266 made the arrangements to leave condolences:

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Bruce Ocala Funeral Home-West
6241 SW HIGHWAY 200 Ocala, FL 34476
(352) 854-2266

Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2013