Bobby Eugene Duke Sr., 63, of Waxahachie passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie.

He was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Waxahachie to Roland and Ruby (Farmer) Duke. Bobby was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by many. He loved to work and was a member of the Professional Rattlesnake Club. 

Survivors include two daughters, Catina Styles and husband, Tony of Red Oak and Sabrina Duke of Des Arc, Ark.; two sons, Bobby Duke Jr. of Red Oak and R.J. Duke of Des Arc, Ark.; six grandchildren, Alexandra, Johnny and Taylor Strickland, Billy and Bobby Duke and Damien Jones; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Sherman Duke;  wife, Patsy Duke; one daughter, Audrea Duke; one grandson, Bobby Lee Duke; one cousin, Sharion Copeland; and one great-niece, Brittany Hayes.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in the chapel of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in the chapel of Boze-Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home. 

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.