Bobby Dukes

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  • "So sorry for your loss, Shirley"
    - Elaine Pliner
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    - Bonnie Schwertner
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    - Trasa Ford
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BOBBY WAYNE DUKES went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, March 15, 2013. He was born to Lorene and R.T. Dukes in Ennis, Texas on February 25, 1929. Bobby went to work in pipeline construction when he was sixteen years old. He loved his profession and excelled in it. He rose to be Vice-President of Neill-Price International. His work took him over most of the world. He retired from the pipeline industry and was a co-founder of a company that manufactured a hydraulic torque wrench, a proprietary tool for the energy industry. He then entered the production end of the oil industry. He has been retired for the last twenty-five years since suffering a stroke. During these past years he was the epitome of optimism and maintained a warm sense of humor. He always had a smile and a zest for life in spite of his disability. Bobby's legacy for his children and loved ones include a caring, compassionate nature, a remarkable work ethic, integrity, a consistent sunny disposition regardless of circumstances, and a deep loyalty to family. He knew his Creator and had a private but close personal relationship with Him.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Shirley, who will ever miss her soul mate. Also surviving and missing his love and amazing sense of humor are his son Jerry, daughter Judy and husband Greg Williams, daughter Jennifer and husband Richard Harris, and His sister Margie Dukes Ponthie and husband Finley. Twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Jack Kent Dukes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church-Conroe or the .

A celebration of life will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM.


Published on from Mar. 16 to Mar. 29, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
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