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Joe Duke

Joe Duke, 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away November 24, 2020 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born on November 25, 1945 to the late Silas and Kathryn Duke in Mena, Arkansas.


Joe earned a degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University and dedicated his life to his career. He worked for Tyson foods for 32 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on his farm caring for his cattle and horses.


Joe is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Cathie Duke; daughters, Jodie Lee and husband Andrew of Texarkana Texas, and Jayme Crisel and husband David of Hensley, Arkansas; grandchildren, Ethan Lee and Ashlyn Lee; brother, Johnny Duke and wife Geneice of Chelsea, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Jackie Orvis.


A private family graveside service will be held Friday, November 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Fork Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Meadows officiating.


Interment under the direction of the Beasley- Wood Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association

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