William Denman "Denny" Dukes, Jr. Obituary

William Denman "Denny" Dukes, Jr.

  William Denman "Denny" Dukes, Jr., 74, of Abilene, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015,

at the Merkel Nursing Center in Merkel, Texas.

   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Nowlin Anders Funeral

Home in De Leon, Texas,

with Pastor Scott Beard officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Nineveh

Cemetery in Duster, Texas.

   Denny was born August 2, 1941, in Levelland, Texas, to W.D. and Mary

Ulala Wood Dukes. He grew up in Eastland County and graduated from

Eastland High School in 1959, where he was a member of the Maverick

football team. Denny went on to work for Borden, Foremost, and Midwest

Farms dairy companies during his extensive career as a milkman. He spent many years operating

home delivery routes in Texas and Louisiana, and later delivered retail products until his retirement.

   Preceding him in death were his parents and one daughter, Camille Dukes.

   Survivors include his son, Ray Dukes and wife, Jan, of Abilene; five daughters, Tanya Gannaway of

Abilene, Sherri Ball and husband, Hank, of Cottonwood, Tina Wyatt and husband, Curtis, of Cross Plains,

Dana Miller and husband, Ron, of Abilene, and Lisa London and husband, Cornell of Plano; two brothers,

Jerry Dukes and wife, Rita, of Evergreen, CO., Steve Dukes of Houston; one sister, Susan Dukes of Canyon

Lake; twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and

several nieces and nephews.

   Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Jordan Gannaway, Andrew Wheeler, Brett Wheeler,

Christopher Wheeler, Hayden Wyatt, Britton

Dukes, Brock Thetford and Cody Slatton. 

   If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

301 S. Pioneer, Suite 105, Abilene, Texas 79605, in memory of Denny.

   Condolences may be offered online at www.nowlinandersfh.com.