Joseph B. Duke, Jr.

Jospeh Boyd Duke Jr., 71, of Kill Devil Hills, went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2024.  Joe was born in Portsmouth, VA February 19, 1953 to the late Joseph Duke, Sr. and Frances Duke. Joe was a devoted husband to his wife, Paula Duke who predeceased him in 2019.

Joe was hard working and dedicated. He and Paula founded Coastal Cab company located on the Outer Banks. They grew the company for over 20 years which eventually became Coastal Transportation. Joe was known for his great business mind and kind heart. Despite his many responsibilities, Joe always found time for his friends and family. He also served his community for a number of years as a volunteer firefighter in Colington Harbour.

Though Joe may not have liked being the center of attention, he deserves to have his long years of dedication to his family and friends honored. He was a man of integrity, kindness, and generosity. Joe left a lasting impact on all that knew him. 

Left to cherish Joe’s memory is his son, Joseph Duke, III (Christina) of Phoenix, AZ; his step-daughter, Christine Vaughan (Carl) of Chesapeake, VA; two grandchildren, Ryan and Jordan; his sister, Dianne Sanders (Robert) of Hillsboro, OH; two nieces, Rebekah and Teresa; and his nephew, Rob. Joe is also survived by his loyal friend, caregiver, and business partner, Mary Daniels of Kitty Hawk, NC.

Joe’s funeral will be held at Gallop Memorial Chapel in Barco, NC Friday July 5, 2024 at 11 AM. Friends and family may view one hour prior. The interment and committal will be held Friday July 5, 2024 at 2;30 pm at Riverside Cemetery in Norfolk, VA.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s honor to the Dare County Animal Shelter. Share a fond memory of Joe or an expression of sympathy at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements. 

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