Melvin L. Dukes

Louisville, Kentucky

1925 - 2015 (Age 90)


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Dukes, Melvin L.,90, of Louisville passed away on December 11, 2015 at the Eastern Star Home. He was born on July 7, 1925 in Greenville, Kentucky. Melvin proudly served his country serving in the United States Marine Corps on Iwo Jima during WWII. He also served in the Korean War. Melvin was Past...

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My condolences go out to you Aunt Anne and your family in the loss of your husband Melvin Dukes. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be with you and grant you peace and comfort. I will always remember Dad Mel when I was in Rainbows. Enjoyed his presence very much.
Karen (Knott) Dyson, Past Worthy Advisor Valley Rainbow Assembly #8

I remember him and Ann so well from Rainbow years ago. I have often thought of them through the years. Heaven certainly gained an angel. My prayers are with you.

My dear Father before he passed away in 2012 spoke of Melvin so kindly. They served in the USMC on Iwo Jima together. I wish they could have reconnected, he thought very highly of Melvin. I am sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

I remember what fun Melvin and Ann had dancing at the McCauley-Dukes Reunion at Pine Mt State Resort many years ago. I always asked him after that if he had on his "dancing shoes"! He was a delightful cousin. Steve and I send our heartfelt sympathy and gratitude for a life well-lived. Much love to all the Dukes clan.

My sister and I were fortunate to grow up with our parents' friends Anne and Mel Dukes and their three daughters. We spent holidays together, made ER trips together, camped out and stayed in. Mel has been a rainbow in my life in many ways. Knowing Mel and learning from him has made me a better person, and I hope he is proud of the accomplishments made by all of the young people he influenced. Rest in peace and god speed!
CJ Parrish
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Melvin was one of my older cousins, I liked him as I did and do the entire Dukes family. I still recall being in a chair at Gladys and Ferman's house sometime shortly after 1945. The radio music was 'Open the Door Richard'. I'm very sorry that Melvin is no longer with us.