---- — Darrell A. “Duke” Vyse Jr., 77, of Covington, Ind., died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital.
Duke was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Covington the son of Darrell A. “Bill” and Everel (Clark) Vyse.
He was a life resident of Covington and attended Covington schools.
He was an Army veteran. He was a painter all of his life. He was a custodian for many years for Covington Methodist Church, Fountain County Court House and BWI Bank. He enjoyed drawing and art.
He was proud of the labor he did in restoring Hendrix or Mud Creek Cemetery where his ancestors are buried.
Duke married Shirley M. Ferguson July 25, 1964, at Veedersburg, Ind. She survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Donald Vyse; and three sisters, Darene Jones, Dorothy (Harold) McBride and Delores Hayden, all of Covington. His parents and a brother, David, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 22, at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. EST Monday, Dec. 23, at Shelby Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Fairchild officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.