James Gerald Dukes, Sr., 72

James Gerald Dukes, Sr., 72, passed away Saturday,
September 12, 2015. He was born January 3, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL to the
late James & Elma Dukes. James had lived in Jacksonville for most of his
life before moving to Keystone Heights for the last 27 years, was a member
of the NRA, a graduate of Andrew Jackson class of 1961 and a member of the
Sheet Metal Workers local #435 for 50+ years. Survivors include his wife
of 52 years, Leona; son, Jerry Dukes (Caroline); daughters, Sonia Mason,
Angie Newman (Rusty), Cindy Smith (Brian); brothers, Duane and Allen
Dukes; sisters, Nancy, Mary, Darlene; grandchildren, Candice McVey, Chris
Pierce, Christen Ballantyne, Amanda Hedrick, Jay Dukes, Joey Newman,
Danielle Smith; 9 great grandchildren with one on the way; numerous other
relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September
17 at 11am in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road,
32218, with Pastor Michael Ricks officiating. Interment will follow in
Tison Dunn Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday
evening from 6-8pm at the funeral home, 714-1110.