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Duke Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1931-2013)

He was a native of Casey County, KY, a member of a highly regarded family. He leaves 7 direct living descendants. He was the Director of Right-of-Way for the Kentucky Department of Transportation. Duke was an Army veteran and the former owner of Duke's Drive In
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Duke Emerson passed away Saturday April 13, 2013 at his home in Liberty, KY. He was 81.

Funeral services are 12pmCT/1pmET, Wednesday April 17, 2013 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Morris Bryant officiating. Burial is at Caney Fork Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad. Visitation is Tuesday April 16, 2013 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, at the funeral home.


Pallbearers: Branden Phillippe , Chad Meece, Landon Crabtree, Dustin Emerson, Waylon Emerson, and Lil Roy Emerson.

Honorary pallbearer: Scotty Rayborn.

Duke Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1931-2013)

Born Saturday, December 12, 1931 in Casey County, KY, he was the son of the late Stanley Ray and Nancy Elizabeth Lay Emerson. He died Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Liberty, Casey County, KY, at the age of 81 years, 4 months, and 1 day.

He was the Director of Right- of -Way for the Kentucky Department of Transportation. Duke was an Army veteran and the former owner of Duke's Drive In.

Survivors include his special friend and companion, Brenda Prater of Salyersville, KY, and the following:
  • A daughter, Beverly (and John) Crabtree of Lexington, KY

  • Four grandchildren

  • Two great grandchildren

  • Two brothers: Roy (and Linda) Emerson of Liberty, KY; and Bob Emerson of Greenwood IN

  • Sister: Nancy (and Mike) Meece of Liberty, KY

  • Caregivers and very good friends: Scotty and Becky Rayborn

  • And his dog, Ivory
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Greg Emerson; three brothers, Rick, Melvin and Dean Emerson; and sister, Gail Tucker.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY.

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