My grandpa was a lovely man he was smart funny caring and so full of life he would always joke around when I would call him on the phone he would tell me stories.one time he told me that someone thought his nose was a door knob and he then told them that's not a door knob that's my nose he also told me that he flung mash potatoes and it hit some woman on the nose when I would visit him I would hug hug neck and he always told me I like your neck hugs. His nickname for me was sugar boogar my daughter was sugar plum my brother James was bottles and James I don't remember my sister's name he had for her but our name for him was pappy Duke and it always will be rest in peace pappy I love you and miss you so much I am so glad jesus called you home you are with our father in heaven save me a spot because some day I will be up there in heaven with you walking on the streets of gold may you rest in peace pappy love you always
- Amanda turner
Alan, Tammy and family, I didn't know Duke personally, but heard nice things about him from you. Know that He will always be in your hearts and mind and you won't walk alone. RIP Duke and God bless
- Linda Marshall
My condolences to the Rose family. I never had the pleasure of meeting Duke but I got to know him through all of the wonderful stories I heard from from Teresa and Nip. I know why he will be missed so much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless.
- Crystal Mcknight
Duke stole our hearts quickly. He was a sharp, caring man with a great sense of humor! He crowned us with nicknames right away. He lived strong even with disabilities! We were lucky to feel comfy around him and the whole loving family. We just seemed to fit right in, and picked up from where the gap in life had separated us. Alan and Duke could talk for a long bits just about anything: old cars and trucks, guns, hunting, fishing, mouses ear, etc. Alan had a knack for ‘tossing the fun’ right back at him, lol! Duke’s stories and stamps on our hearts will remain forever! He is dearly missed by Alan ‘Son’ & wife Tammy ‘Precious’ and our kids will never forget their ‘Pappy Duke’. We are so thankful for the memories that will remain in our hearts. May he RIP!
- Tammy Christy
One of my memories of my grandpa is he always called me his favorite grandkid and we talked about me bring him to the beach here in Florida. He is a great man with a good heart
- Naomi smith
Kim, my heart is breaking for you. I adored Uncle Alan. He was witty, funny and loving. He had a way of telling you a story or something and made it so believable, only to find out he was only " jerking your chain" while smirking the whole time knowing you took it hook, line, and sinker! Nothing I say can , make it better but I can tell you this..... He TREASURED his Novack like no other! Hold his love and memories close and know he is walking along side you every step of the way. I love you Kim and praying that God holds your heart close. Love Lori
- Lori Kruse
Uncle Duke - One of the best uncles a niece could ever ask for! I remember him coming over & taking Troy & I to a haunted house at the Cincinnati Terminal along with Robby. It was so much fun. I don't know who tried to scare us the most, the haunted house or Uncle Duke! Any time a story was told to him about my son when he was little, Uncle Duke would smile along with my dad as if he was also Skeeter's proud grandpa. Yes Kim, Tony, Tina, Alan, Robby, & Tammy you all had a wonderful, loving, caring, oh & funny dad! He is loved by so many & will be greatly missed. X & O's until we meet again o'l uncle fuddy fuddy!
My father was loved by many. He was a very funny guy. He was a talented artist. He went by the nickname of Duke. I will miss him dearly. I love and miss you Daddy! Novacks
- Kim Fillmore
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