Mr. Dukes died at 8:10 p.m. Friday at Western Baptist Hospital.
Ricky was born on October 25, 1953 in Norfolk, Va., to Anna Lois Dodds Dukes and the late Encil Deen Dukes. He was a member of the Lone Oak First Baptist Church and former member of the Paducah Lions Club. Ricky was an insurance agent for 27 years with Shelter Insurance. He was an avid boater and was better known by the lake community simply as “Breeze.” Ricky was a loving and devoted husband, son, uncle, and a great big brother. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carol Steele Hamilton Dukes; two sisters, Teresa Diane Dukes Green and husband Lynn of Benton, and Monica Dukes Dalbey and husband, Matthew of Lyon Co.; four nephews, James Green and Joey Green, both of Benton, Gage Austin Lamb and Garrick Deen Lamb, both of Lyon Co.; one niece Crystal Kelley of Lyon Co.; and one great niece, Elizabeth Green of Benton; and two brothers-in-law, Gerald Steele of West Bend, Wis., and David Steele of Brentwood, Tenn.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003; the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 11805 Brinley Avenue, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243-3004; or the McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Road, Suite 101, Paducah, KY 42001.
You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.
This is a paid obituary