James LaDuke

Hamilton County

Sr.James Edward "Duke" Duco" LaDuke Sr., 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord and also join his loving wife, Doris, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he has lived in Chattanooga most of his life. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as an Aviation Ordinance Third Class, serving on the USS Core. He worked for several automobile dealers including B.C. Bedford Chevrolet, Amos and Andy Buick (over 40 years) and Kelly Cadillac. He was a well-known customized automobile painter and detailer and also a guard for Moore Detective Agency.He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bertha Mae LaDuke; five sisters; son-in-law, Larry Smith Sr.; grandchildren, Larry Smith Jr. and Brandy Raines; great-grandchildren, Charles Russell Zimmerman III, Britany and Whitney Raines.Survivors are his six children: Sheila J. (Gene) Tallent, Vernon (Judy) LaDuke, Patricia Smith, Charlotte (Rick) Raines, James E. (Debbie) LaDuke Jr., Deborah C. (Jackie) Moore; he was the loving grandfather of 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren and five great-great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Paul Songer and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Brother Bill Proctor officiating.Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour before services Tuesday at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace 877-3524.

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