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BROWDER – Robert Ellis Dukes, 81, of Browder, died Monday, February 15, 2016, at 4:55PM at Kindred Health and Rehabilitation in Greenville. Mr. Dukes was born September 1, 1934, in Browder, KY to the late Herschel and Ruth Dukes. He retired from American Steel in Hammond, IN after 20 years of service. He was of the Pentecostal faith, and was a member of Morning Star Temple in Greenville.

Robert enjoyed sitting on his porch swing watching his grandchildren playing, and taking drives out to the river. He was preceded in death by brothers Charles (C.H.) Dukes and Lindell B. Dukes; and son-in-law Salvatore Giarraputo.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Polly E. Dukes of Browder; daughters Angela K. Giarraputo of Roselawn, IN and Diane (Eugene) Miller of Beechmont; sons Rev. Robert (Janet) Dukes of Greenville and David (Betty) Dukes of Browder; a brother, Wilbur Dukes of Greenville; a sister, Barbara Brown of Rochester; eleven grandchildren, Sam (Sharon) Giarraputo, Donald Giarraputo, Jeff (Carla) Giarraputo, Joseph Giarraputo, Joshua (Michelle) Dukes, Kimberly Dukes, Jeremie (Summer) Dukes, Derek Dukes, Nicholas Miller, Jayme (Benjamin) Gregory, and Matthew Miller; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 12:00 noon at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home, with Rev. Fred Ballard officiating. Burial in Forest Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.