In Memory

Larry Duke


Published: Tuesday, March 21 1995 12:00 a.m. MST

Thomas Lawrence Duke, beloved husband and father left this life on March 19, 1995 to be embraced by his loving son, Tom.

Born October 22, 1948 to Dwight and Florence Shingleton Duke.  Married his sweetheart, Sue, on October 20, 1967, they were sealed for time and eternity on October 18, 1979.  He is the loving father of Camron, Tom, Ben and McKaylee.  Larry is a man of many talents and a master at his craft.  He loved and respected all those who worked alongside him.  A special thanks to all our wrestling friends with whom we shared many wonderful years.  He is survived by his wife, children, mother, granddaughter, Kendeyl, son-in-law, Walt Bills, Grandma and Grandpa Masias, Brothers and sisters; Ailene, Susan, Bill, Randy and Debra. 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 23, 1995, 12 noon at the Crescent 20th Ward, 1245 East 11000 South.  Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 10600 South 1700 East, Sandy and one hour prior to services at the ward chapel. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.

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07/12/12 11:04 PM #1    

Ron Heugly

Larry was my "Up Front Guy" in 7th period Seminary. It was our Senior year and I sat in the back row, my favorite seating spot, and Larry sat in front of me. We had Bro. Glasser, Glazzer, Glacier, whatever, as our instructor. He was great but he had a monotone voice. After a few minutes of monotone voicing I was out. Sound asleep. 45 minutes later Larry would wake me and off we would go to wrestling practice. This went on for weeks/months. Larry always took care of me.

I paid my respects to Larry's Wife and family at his funeral and then told Larry "Thank You" for letting me sleep. See you soon, but not too soon.

Ron Heugly

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