A native of Norfolk, Va., he was the son of Anna Lois Dodds Dukes and the late Encil Deen Dukes.
Mr. Dukes was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church and former member of the Paducah Lions Club. He was an agent for Shelter Insurance for 27 years.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Steele Hamilton Dukes; sisters Teresa Diane Dukes Green of Benton and Monica Dukes Dalbey of Lyon County; four nephews, a niece and one great-niece.
The funeral will be Monday, Sept. 10, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Dr. Willis Henson officiating. Burial followed in the Murray City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to he American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003; the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 11805 Brinley Ave., Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243-3004; or the McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Rd., Suite 101, Paducah, KY 42001.