James Clayton Duke of Virginia Beach passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 45.
James is survived by his mother Donna Capps Diefenbach and her husband Dennis; brother Patrick Neil Padgett and his wife Gina; maternal grandmother Doris Lee Bossie; aunt Monica Kapps; and two nephews Avery and Dalton Padgett.
James is preceded in death by his father James Calvin Duke of Suffolk, Virginia; paternal grandparents Calvin ”Cooch” and Nancy Duke; aunt Joan; and grandfather Ernie Bossie.
James was a graduate of Bayside High School. He was a faithful friend to many. James was a resident of Newport News for 15 years. He Also belonged to the Plumbers and Fitters Local #110 and former Local #631.
A Celebration of Life will be held on May 23, 2022 at Kempsville Christian Church in Virginia Beach at 1:00pm.
James will join the Duke family in Holland Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia with a graveside service to be held at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made in James’ honor to Hampstead United Methodist Church in Hampstead, North Carolina.