DURHAM - Mr. Kenneth George Page, 67, of Durham passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at home surrounded by his loving family after losing a seven-month long battle to cancer.
Mr. Page was born April 11, 1955, to the late Zeb Boyd Page, Jr. and Mabel Hunt Page of Durham, North Carolina. He was a lifelong resident of Durham and in early adulthood, was a passionate and talented musician, where he played in several bands. Upon graduation from Southern High School class of 1973, he began working for the American Tobacco Company. When The American Tobacco Company closed, Kenneth began a successful custom woodworking business. After 50 years in the industry, Kenneth retired from Thompson Millwork, formerly Garland Woodcraft.
Mr. Page valued life, but more than anything, he valued his family the most and was the ultimate patriarch. His passion for woodworking led to him hand building a homestead, which included raising various livestock and farm animals. Kenneth loved gardening, spending time canoeing and hiking in the NC mountains, and breathing the fresh ocean air at the family condo in North Myrtle Beach, SC. He was a man of legendary wisdom and loved by many. His two favorite quotes were, “If you’re going to be a bear, be a Grizzly” and “Life is short, shorter for some than others”.
Mr. Page is survived by the Love of His Life and wife of 41 years, Mrs. Tonya Lopez Page. Also surviving are his loving sons, Jeffrey Scott Page and wife, Kimberly Holleman Page of Creedmoor, Kevin Thomas Duke and wife, Missy Carnes Duke of Franklinton, and Christopher Todd Duke and wife, Megan Whittington Duke of Whitefish, Montana. Also surviving are his four loving grandchildren, Kylie Brooklyn Duke, Kodie Isabella Duke, Brynn Alexis Duke and Kiowa Titus Duke. Kenneth has the distinct honor of meeting his three beautiful grandchildren for the first time, who are awaiting him in heaven with open arms.
In addition, his surviving siblings are sister, Donna Herndon Woods and her husband, David Anderson of Colleyville, Texas; brothers, David Allen Page of Durham, Michael Jay Page, Sr. of Creedmoor; brother-in-law, Carlos James Lopez and his wife, Kathy K. Lopez, as well as a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Cindy Page Briggs, Kay Page Hoover and Patricia Page Handley.
The entire family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Duke University Cancer Center and Duke University Hospital North. Special recognition to Dr. Matthew Kyle Labriola and his team of medical professionals (Monique), as well as The Duke Hospice Team of Gia Jones, Cheryl Wolcott, and Albro Daniel.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Jeff Page, Kevin Duke, Chris Duke, David Page, Mike Page, Sr., Mikey Page, Jr., Zeb Page, Cody Evans, and Cole Evans.
A public viewing will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, February 24, 2023, at Hudson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 2:00 pm, located at Bethesda Baptist Church. Kenneth was a life-long member and believer of Jesus Christ, who previously served in the Bethesda Baptist Church Youth Group and other affiliated capacities.
Officiating will be Rev. Jonathan Barbee and the Rev. Jonge Tate of Bedford, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, take upon a project with your hands and complete it with love and affection as he would have done. Kenneth will be deeply missed.