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“Sending you our love and sympathy during this difficult time. Kathy, Mark, Sam, Megan, and Jill ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy Whiston - Cicero, IL

“One of the finest teachers I ever had! A good man, a kind and compassionate soul. Truly a man of deep convictions who lived his truth. He always...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Regina Higgs Madlem - Tallahassee, FL

“He was an awesome teacher. He made study hall very interesting too! Totally loved this guy. Something about him and his class always made me feel...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Higgs Lasater - FL

“Tina, I am saddened to hear of your dad's passing. I will be in prayer for you and the family today. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Grace Bard-Evans - Polk City, FL

“Ricky,I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr. Dukes was one of my favorite teachers. I will be praying for your family during the difficult days ahead.x ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Carla Cartwright Taylor - KY

“Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Dukes and family. Mr. Dukes was a kind person and great teacher. May God bless you through this time ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kevin and Sandra Willoughby - KY

“I am sorry to hear of Mr.Dukes passing. He was a good teacher that had a good influence on brother and me sent our condolences to the family....Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Julian knight - Greenville, KY

“So sorry for your loss. He was my teacher at Drakaesboro High School before I transferred to Central City High School in Central City, KY. Prayers...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Devine - Central City, KY

“So sorry for your loss. A very caring & loving man .Will be missed & loved by many. GOD BLESS, LOVE & PRAYERS. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: DAVID ADLER - Indianapolis, IN

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DRAKESBORO – Robert Randall Dukes, 88, of Drakesboro, died Thursday, January 21, 2021, at his home. Mr. Dukes was born February 23, 1932, in Bevier. He was a die hard fan of Kentucky basketball. He loved to be outside and enjoyed caring for his yard. He was an avid reader of current events. He taught history for 29 years at Drakesboro High School, and was also Muhlenberg County Deputy Jailer for 20 years. He was a member of Drakesboro First Baptist Church, and a lifetime member of VFW and Shriners. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on the USS Quincy during the Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Dukes; father George Dukes; mother Virginia Highers Dukes; eight brothers; and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Moore Dukes; daughters Freida (Michael) Gaffney of Willowbrook, IL and Tina (Joe) Whitworth of Drakesboro; sons Michael (Brooksie) Dukes of Greenville and Richard Dukes of Drakesboro; grandchildren Shannon, Jonathan, Patrick, Tyler, Courtney, and Dalton; 11 great-grandchildren; brother Jimmy (Delores) Dukes; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 2:00PM at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home, with Rev. Tom Stovall officiating. Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday after 10:00AM at the funeral home. Family and friends are asked to wear a face covering, in accordance with the governor's mandate. Capacity will be limited to comply with current state guidelines. Online condolences may be made at