Donald Wayne Duquette, 72, entered into the gates of heaven on August 22, 2021 at 2:01 am, after a short stay on the hospice unit at Sam Rayburn Memorial Veteran’s Center in Bonham, TX , following a lengthy illness.
He was born August 9, 1949, in Wolfe City, TX to Leroy Anton and Margie Mae Evans Duquette. He graduated from Wolfe City High School, class of 1967, and he proudly served his country in the U S Navy during the Vietnam Era. On July 11, 1970, he married Dorita Rouser at Honey Creek Baptist Church in Hunt County, TX. Together they raised two daughters, April Dawn and Christi Ann.
Donald aka: “Duke”, retired after 32 years from L3 in Greenville, TX as a Materiel Handler. He was given the honorary title by his co-workers of “Mr. Warehouse” because of his expertise, knowledge and willingness to complete the task at hand with courtesy and accuracy.
Don donated blood as much as possible, helping to save many lives through Carter Blood Care. Due to his avid love of reading, Don always had a tidbit of wisdom and knowledge to share. He enjoyed sorting and collecting coins. He also collected knives and watches. Don enjoyed nature, fishing, the ocean and mountains and traveling with his wife, Dorita. He was a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
To those who knew him well, it was clear that along with his wife Dorita, music was his best friend.
He is survived by the treasures of his life: wife Dorita and daughters, April Clary and husband Michael and Christi Escobedo and companion Taunja Weber; Brother Joel Duquette and wife Pam, former son in law, Joe Escobedo and wife Mary, grandchildren, Adam, Hannah, Emylia, Jose Tres, Jordan, Jared, Jasmine, Jersey, Robert, Amber, Olivia, Lillian and Kendall, great- grandchildren, Brenden, Sydney, Shelby, Hayden, Chloe and Uma, along with a host of other beloved family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Roger Duquette and sister Debbie Duquette and his wife’s parents. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held:
September 4, 2021 @ 2 pm
First United Methodist Church in Wolfe City, TX.
Pastor Brenda Williams officiating.
Going to miss you dad.
My prayers and thoughts are with this beautiful family. My God rest your soul. I hope you’re up in Heaven singing those beautiful songs you loved. 💜💜
A Loving and humble man. Loved many and was loved by many more. RIP Don. You will be missed. Condolences to Family and Friends . Peace be with you all.
Praying God’s peace for each of you. May he flood your hearts and your minds with comfort and love.
Sending love and prayers to you and your family so sorry for you’re loss 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
I wish I could send a hug through this screen.
I am however, sending all my love and deepest condolences.
To Christi, April and Mrs. Dorita, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Love, Irlinda
Donny was a great man. Went to school with Roger we were in the same class. Worked at Ennis Tag with his mother. The whole family were a joy to be around.
We sure do miss you!! We can’t really wrap our minds around the fact that you have ascended from earth to your Heavenly home. I would like if you could say hi to Lisa and Granny and hug them and all other family members. Hope you are fishing with Uncle Roy and laughing with Thelma. I can’t fathom how being in the presence of Jesus is….oh my you are so lucky Daddy! We are taking care of Mama. Always! I love you Daddy- your youngest daughter-christi lou
Thoughts and prayers and hugs and lots of loves sent you all
Sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for you and your family 🙏🙏
Dorita and family,
So sorry to hear about this. I thought a lot of Duke. Always so helpful over the years to me at the plant.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
With my condolences,
For good times and bad times in sickness and in health for richer for poorer til death do us part… I did and I still do love you! See you later Pookie!
For good times and bad times in sickness and in health for richer for poorer til death do us part… I did and I still do love you! See you later Pookie! Your loving wife Dorita
Loved you then and I love you now! See ya later!
Donnie this is one of the best gifts God gave us. The final destiny of our lives meeting him at the Golden gates of Heaven. I am going to miss you terribly, but on the other hand I am happy you are no longer suffering and now you are with all your loved ones once again. Tell my mother and daddy hello and also my other family members which were a lot that are gone. Thanks for introducing me to music and telling me about live in the Navy. Love always your cousin Nancy