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Encil Dukes

May 26, 1930 — November 20, 2010

Encil Deen Dukes, 80 of Ledbetter, died November 16, 2010 at Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police 2011 KY 060 Barkley Lodge #60. He held an associate's degree in criminal justice and was retired from the Kentucky State Penitentiary with 23 years of service as a correctional officer. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran with 20 years of service time. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, and served on several destroyers including, USS John Hood and the USS Berkeley (DDG-15). His numerous service medals include, Vietnam service medal with three bronze stars, National Defense Service medal, Bronze Star for fourth good conduct and Vietnam campaign medal with device. After his active duty career he transferred to fleet reserve.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Anna Lois Dodds Dukes, 2 daughters; Teresa Diane Green of Benton and Monica Dalbey of Eddyville, a son; Ricky Dukes of Paducah, 5 grandchildren; James Green and Joey Green both of Benton, Crystal Kelley, Gage Austin Lamb and Garrick Deen Lamb both of Eddyville, 1 great-granddaughter; Elizabeth Green of Benton, 1 sister; Beatrice Henson of Paducah, 2 brothers; Bill Dukes of Smithland and Albert Dukes of Grand Rivers, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Oliver and Ethel Rhea Dukes, 2 sisters; Sylvia Dove Allen and Diane Dukes and 1 brother; Lonnie Dukes.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland, Pastor Bryan Wright and Rev. Willie Guess officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Cothran Cemetery in Livingston County. Visitation will be 6:00pm - 9:00pm Friday, November 19, 2010 at Smith Funeral Chapel.

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