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Furman Wayne Dukes, Jr.

October 11, 1946-January, 14, 2016

Furman Wayne Dukes, Jr., age 69, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, January, 14, 2016.

A native Delawarean, Wayne was born in Wilmington on October 11, 1946, and was the son of the late Furman Wayne Dukes, Sr. and Helen P. Toomey. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. Wayne made his career as an assembly worker with the Chrysler Corporation, retiring after 25 years of dedicated service.

Active in his community, he gave of his time by serving as a Boy Scout leader when his children were young. Wayne was known for his exceptional handyman skills and enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles in his spare time. Above all else, he looked forward to spending time with his family and especially loved the many Christmas Eve’s they shared together over the years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Dukes and son, Timothy. Wayne is survived by his children, Deborah A. Schneider of North Carolina, Steven W. Dukes of Elsmere, DE, Tina M. Law (George) of Middletown, DE and Tommy B. Dukes of Newark, DE; sister, Doris M. Marsilli (William) of Wilmington, DE; 12 grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, January 30, 2016 at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

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  1. mary g.shepherd, January 23, 2016

    Wayne(Pop),you were one of my bestbfriends for a long long time. You will be missed.

  2. Leslie Higman, January 24, 2016

    Well Wayne you leave me alone as the only member of The Black Sheep of the Family Club. I will sadly miss you, you took me in a few years back when no one else would. We always shared a special relationship. I miss you and will always love you my dear cousin.


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