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William Tarlton Duke

Cabot, AR, 1940 - 2022

William Tarlton Duke, age 81, of Cabot, formerly of West Helena, passed away May 18, 2022. He was born September 5, 1940, in Memphis, Tennessee, to William and Lucille Duke. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 51 years, Lela Duke, sister, Nancy Norman, and infant sister, Ruby Duke. Mr. Duke had a long career with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and retired after 45 years. He is survived by his four children, Angela Robertson, William Byron Ray, Tara Brown, and Melody (Mark) Rogers; six grandchildren, Keith (Lacy) Robertson, Jr., Brooke (Mark) Stivers, Haylee (Brian) Jones, Zach (Loren) Brown, Baxter (Allison) Drennon, and Christopher (Ashley) Rogers; eight great-grandchildren; and special friend, JoAnn Knight. Visitation will be Sunday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock. Graveside services will be Monday, May 23, at 3 p.m., at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot. Online guestbook is available at:

Published May 21, 2022

Roller-Owens Funeral Home
5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-791-7400