Clayton Clement Duke

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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Clayton Clement Duke, age 63, passed away Monday, August 29, 2022, surrounded by his family in Greenville, South Carolina.  Services for Mr. Duke will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2022, at the Cadwell Chapel of Cox Funeral Home.  A visitation will be held 10:00-11:00 a.m., before the service.   Interment will follow in Roselawn Memory Gardens.  Josh Carlisle, Brad Dearth, Mickey Carlisle, Bill Knight, Keith Duke, and Eric Duke will serve as pallbearers.

Clay was born February 20, 1959, in Bainbridge, Georgia to Willis Jenkins Duke and Elaine Tipton Duke.

Clay was a man of many talents.  He worked as a nurse.  He could build anything he set his mind to, and he could fix almost anything you asked of him. He loved working on cars, camping, and being with family.  He was always thinking of ways to be inventive whether it was with tools or starting a business. He was always very supportive of people in his life and could make anyone feel like family even if he had just met them.

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Clay Duke will be deeply missed by his large family and many friends. Clay is survived by his children, Jarred Duke of wherever his camper is parked, Kristina Beam (David) of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughter, Millie Beam; brothers and sisters Jimmy Duke of Albany, Ga., Beverly Knight (Bill) of Cordele, Ga., Angela Carlisle (Mickey) of Attapulgus, Ga., Eric Duke of Plano, TX, and Keith Duke (Ashley) of Tallahassee, Fla.; girlfriend Lynn Venable of Easley, South Carolina; nieces and nephews; and great nieces and great nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Kimberly Duke; parents, Jenkins Duke and Elaine Duke; son, Clay Duke, Jr.; and nephew, Caleb Carlisle.

On-line condolences may be sent at  Cox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.