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Donald Joe Duke (AKA Joe Casino) (#47011171)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo Born in Nov, 1943, to a Poor, but Honest Family. I Ran away from Home at Age 12, to Join a Traveling Circus. I later Joined the United States Air Force, One (1) week after turning 17. After Bootcamp and Technical Training School, I was Stationed at McChord Air Force Base, in Tacoma, Washington and Met Evelyn Sharelyn Berg. We Transferred to Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio and Married in 1962. Son Don Jr Born in the Military Base Hospital, in 1963. We Transferred to Germany where Daughter Cheryl Lynn was Born in 1965 and Son David Benjamin was Born in 1967. We Rotated and Transferred back to the Land of the Round Door Knobs and was Stationed at Randolph Air Force Base, in San Antonio, TX, in 1967. I was Assigned to a Combat Squadron at Bien Hoa, Vietnam in 1969. I Rotated back and was Transferred to March Air Force Base, in Riverside, CA in 1970. Evelyn and I Divorced in 1977 and I later Married Melodee Rae Bowman-Marrows. I was Stationed at March Air Plane Patch (Riverside, CA) for Eight (8) Years then Transferred to Camp Covington (Home of the Seabees) on the Tiny Island of Guam. (Half way between Hawaii and the Philippines) I Retired from the Military on 1 Sep 1981 and Resided in California. I Divorced Melodee in 2004 and Later Married Lourdes (Lou) Reyes Yap in Dec 2006. I Divorced Lou in 2010 after Discovering that she only wanted to get her Ticket Punched (Immigration Green Card)and was Unfaithful to me and our Marriage. I Married my Long Time Friend and Confidant, Gisela Veira in Aug 2011 and Moved to the Phoenix, Arizona Area (Glendale, AZ) and Resided there at the Time of my Expiration and Demise. (I Fancied myself a Comedian and liked to make People Laugh and Feel good) I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Degree Awarded 1981) I also held Three (3) Associate Degrees from various Colleges) I worked as a Securiy Officer and I Sold Insurance (Farmer's Agent) Drove a Big Rig Truck (UPS Freight) Acted in many Movies (See my Acting Resume)
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Joe Craver -- KY Legionnaire
RE: Transfer Memorial
Don, I do not manage Memorial #150834704. Please send me the correct number, or the name of the individual on the memorial.
Joe Craver
Added by Joe Craver -- KY Legionna... on Sep 10, 2015 10:29 PM
RhondaPattonWathen & children
Burial Unknowns - Links
Memorials are not to be made for those not deceased even for linking family. Those that have an actual pre-need stone in a cemetery and were born before 1931 can be added per Findagrave rules. I will be declining links to those that are living or any burial unknowns. You shouldn't make memorials for his children that are still living either, even if they are your family as is against Findagrave rules. Ive asked for deletion of the duplicate 128539014 of my memorial 37382674 and for tombstone photo to be placed on mine. Thank you for understanding the Admin rules.
Added by RhondaPattonWathen & chil... on Aug 26, 2015 9:25 AM
Dave Parks
RE: Link
Joe, Check your email, or message board for a request for edit since you already manage Flossie and her husband's memorial page. You may have to approve the edit. In regards to Benjamin Lusher Powell, I see he's buried in the O'Daniel Cemetery from the memorial page you already manage. I was wondering if you know if he has a marker? Thanks!
Added by Dave Parks on Jun 17, 2015 9:31 PM
Dave Parks
Flossie and Beulah Link
Hi Joe, Thanks for the request. I found their parents grave in McColpin Cemetery and linked them together. Their grandparents Benjamin Bearden is also interred there.
Added by Dave Parks on Jun 17, 2015 5:07 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: Lois Mae Bowman? A relation?
I believe I originally asked you that question a long time ago, after taking photos for you. This is now the third time you've answered the question. Maybe you should delete questions after you've answered them, so that you don't have to worry about whether you've already answered.

Added by B.J. Waters on Jul 26, 2014 9:35 AM
RE: Transfer
All yours, Donald.
Added by SBird on Feb 18, 2013 5:55 PM
Jean Wells
Thak you
Thank you for sponsoring the memorial for Norma Gamble
Added by Jean Wells on Nov 26, 2012 10:36 AM
B.J. Waters
Lois Bowman.
I just received a message that you have sponsered her memorial. That is so nice of you. Thank you very much.
Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 29, 2010 12:42 AM
B.J. Waters
Lois Mae Bowman? A relation?
Hello. I just fulfilled your photo request for your young son. I am so sorry he was with you for such a short time. I just wanted to let you know that someone had recently visited his grave and placed flowers, I would say it was maybe a week or two ago. What was interesting was the grave next to him also had the same kind of flowers, which had been left at the same time. Her name was Lois Mae Bowman. I wondered if she was related. There was no memorial for her, so I created one and added a photo. Let me know if she is related.
Best Regards,
Added by B.J. Waters on Aug 29, 2009 9:52 PM
Chester Hale Duke
I have deleted my entry on your father. I worked with Chester over a period of two years while I was attending Cal State Long Beach. We were both from Kentucky and used to swap stories. He was a real nice guy and died too young.
Jim Dunaway
Added by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2008 11:02 AM
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