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Jon T. Duke, Jr “Grumpy Jon” passed away at the age of 63, on June 18, 2020, saying deuces and throwing up the peace sign. He was surrounded by his family. He was a long time resident of Brevard, North Carolina where he lived with his wife of 24 years, Gail.
Born March 25, 1957 in Clark County, Nevada, to the late Jon Thomas Duke, Sr and Darlene Emma Adkisson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Debbie McMillan.
Jon married Gail Miller on May 6, 1996 in front of Looking Glass Falls. Having served eight years in the U S Army, he was a proud veteran.
Jon had two daughters, Sylvia Nicole Malone of Hertford, NC and Dayna Marie Beck of Portsmouth, VA. His grand children who took advantage of his youthful side include:
Madyson Malone, Michael Chapin, Jr., Macey Malone, Montell Malone and Mykhe Malone, Alyson Barnfather and partner Ben Munoz of Virginia Beach, VA and Shanynn Iverson and husband Christian of Barrigada, Guam. Isabel and Daniel Beck of Portsmouth, VA and one great-grandson, Sylys Munoz.
Jon loved many things such as gardening “Here’s a tomato Gail”, meteorology and fishing. His favorite past time was rooting on the Minnesota Vikings-his favorite team. We can’t forget his dog “Snickers” who was at his side.
A Memorial service will be announced for a later date.
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