DEXTER - Nelson A. Dukes, 67, died Feb. 27, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare.
Born Sept. 6, 1937, at Morley, son of Lurton and Katherine Gunter Dukes of Spencer, Okla., he was a courier for the First Midwest Bank and member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter.
On March 24, 1979, at Ironton, he married Tommye Jo Calvert who survives of the home.
Survivors in addition to his wife and parents include: four sons and two daughters-in-law, Mitchell Dukes of Perryville, Stephen and Sherri Dukes of Tracy, Calif., Drew and Debbie Dukes of Sacramento and Randy Dukes of Illinois; two daughters and one son-in-law, Shannon Miller of O'Fallon and Robin and Tony Rickman of Dexter; three brothers, David Dukes of Texas, Oron Dukes of Dexter and Morrie Dukes of Los Angeles; three sisters, Patricia Moore of Rose Bud, Faye Dukes of Spencer, and Linda Penny of Albuquerque, N.M.; and 11 grandchildren.
One sister, Debbie Kanaly, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Fred Leist will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Missouri State Veterans' Cemetery at Bloomfield.