"Duke", 82, went to be with Jesus on Monday October 24, 2011 following a courageous battle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
He was born to Clinton and Adella Lachney Dupuy near Marksville, LA. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, helping rebuild Germany immediately following World War II. Duke was a painting contractor in Southwest LA for about 50 years and was very well known for his excellent work, happy attitude and dependability. He loved to work! He volunteered his time to help build the original Living Way Pentecostal Church in Lake Charles. He will be remembered as a kind, generous, giving and compassionate man.
Duke was preceded in death by his parents, step father, Bill McCain and sisters, Mildred and Joyce Lee. He leaves to honor and cherish his memory his dear sister and brother-in-law, Ethel Lee and Harold McGlothlin, Alexandria, LA; his loving wife of 24 years, Aline Hughes Dupuy, Lake Charles; son James Dupuy and wife Eva of Gillis; daughters, Lanelle Marie Dupuy, Lake Charles, and Norma Honorable and husband De Royal, Conway, Arkansas; two step-daughters, Rebecca Hughes and companion Alan Dewey and Belinda Hughes; six grandchildren, Jon Scot, Rebecca, Rocky Jr., Lisa, Aaron and Shawna; two great-grandchildren; half brother, Virgil Wayne McCain and wife Virginia of Pineville, LA; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Home on Tuesday October 25, 2011. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday October 26, 2011 at Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Fuselier officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to express deep appreciation to Gloria McCall, D.O.N. and the entire staff of Rosewood Nursing Center for the loving care Duke received for the past 3 1/2 years.