Bobby Ray Duke
April 18, 1957  -  June 4, 2018

Bobby Ray Duke

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Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Thursday, June 7, 2018
5:00-7:00 PM
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Northside Baptist Church
100 W. 50th
Odessa, TX  79764
Friday, June 8, 2018
4:00 PM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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It is with great sadness that the family of Bobby Ray Duke announces his passing. Bobby Ray Duke, 61, of Odessa, TX, went to be with his Heavenly Father on June 4, 2018 at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, June 8, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church in Odessa with Pastor Clydel Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Bobby Ray Duke was born in Houston, TX to J.W. Duke and Eva Nel Clary on April 18, 1957. He was raised in Hobbs, New Mexico, where he attended school. He later moved to Midland, Texas, where he operated numerous successful businesses. He was obsessed with fast cars, he was very passionate about his work and he loved his family dearly. He was very close to his church family and kept them close to his heart.

Bobby is preceded in death by his father, J.W. Duke, his step-mother, Tessie Duke, his step-father, Cecil Clary, and his beloved in-laws, Otho L. Williams and Lois V. Williams.

Bobby is survived by his son, Jay Duke and Jay's wife, Trisha and his grandson, Preston, his mother, Eva Nel Clary and three brothers, Billy, David and Lonnie, three step-siblings, Clifton, Bobby Clary and Diane Brown.

Memorials may be given in his name to the charity of your choice. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Kelly Luxton for being such a dear friend to Bobby throughout the years.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at


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  1. jim tyler
    hobbs, NM

    So sorry to hear about Bobby. Many good memories since grade school that make me smile. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  2. Cindy Demory Weaver
    Granbury, TX

    .. you were one of the first people I met when I moved to Hobbs to live with my dad in High School.. all the late nights staying up talking on the phone, hanging out watching Tv and making cookies! You were one of my very best friends. You were my go between when I dated Ricky Patterson.. You always let me know anything he said!! We had a special friendship.. I wish we could of stayed in contact as we continued our life! Bobby you were one of the best!
    I wish all your family prayers and love..
    Fly high !πŸ™β€οΈ

  3. Steve Bearden
    Marble Falls, TX

    I will always cherish Bob as one of my closest friends - like a brother. So many fond memories. I will forever be grateful for that.

  4. Josie Clay
    Albuqerque, NM

    RIP Uncle Bobby...

  5. Rick Sokoll
    New Braunfels, TX

    My sincere condolences to the family of Bobby. I’ll never forget the ride in his childhood β€œGoat” GTO. Fast cars were a lifelong compassion. May he Rest In Peace.

  6. Eva Kesner
    Hobbs, NM

    It's difficult to reason when we lose our loved ones. But, their memories CARRY us thru. Prayers for all the family and friends.

  7. Charlie Carruth
    Aurora, CO

    May the Lord be with you in this time, Rest In Peace Bobby

  8. Harry Gussett
    Highlands Ranch, CO

    Rest In Peace Bobby

  9. Pam Doverspike Ellison
    Granbury, TX

    I’ve known Bobby since elementary school & he lived behind us (Lea Street). I’m so sorry for his passing ... too soon! Praying for his family! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  10. Darren Simpkins
    Rising Star, TX

    Condolences to Bobby's family. My prayers to you all.

  11. Pat Cantrell
    Hattiesburg, MS

    Sure am sad to get this news. I worked with Bobby for several years at Natco. He was a good friend. Never complained about his health challenges which I truly admired. I'm certain that he is now in Heaven and swinging a golf club finally without pain!

    Pat Cantrell

  12. Laura Bearden
    Marble Falls, TX

    He was a dear friend with whom we shared many wonderful memories over the years. We love you BR Duke and will miss you

  13. dORIS bOEKER
    CCotulla, TX

    So sorry to hear this. Doris & Ralph boeker

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