Glenn L. Dukes, 63, of Brandon passed away Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at his home with his family at his side. Glenn was born in Baxley, Georgia, the son of Silas and Mary Jo (Groover) Dukes. He held an Associate’s Degree of Business Management from Southern Technical College. His achievements also included serving 25 years in the United States Army and retired honorably at the rank of Master Sergeant. Glenn served in Europe, the Middle East and at home. He fought with U.S. Forces in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom before retiring in 2003 in Florida. He was recognized in the military and careers beyond as a valuable leader with strong determination and a willingness to help others succeed. He was a man that stood for values, family, and faith. If a person was in need, he would help, if they continued to be in need, he would equip them with the tools and knowledge to make sure they would never need help again. Glenn did for others, never expecting a thank you or thing in return, that is who he was and in death he passes on such legacy through his children. Most people who have come in contact with him know him as a great friend or a brother due to his compassion, love and understanding. He will forever be in our hearts.
On September 6th, 1995, he married his wife of over 25 years. He is survived by his wife Heike (Steidl) Dukes who resides in Brandon, FL. He is also survived by mother Mary Jo Dukes, brother David Dukes, sister Jean Dukes and his children, Shane (Carie) Dukes of North Carolina, Glenn (Sarah) Dukes Jr. of Georgia, Kelly Dukes of Colorado, and Brandon (Hope) Dukes of Florida; 10 grandchildren, a great grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Silas A. Dukes and sister Bethene.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Bible Baptist Church at 10:00am with Rev. Manford Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow in the Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors.
The Dukes family and Wainright Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow the social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.
Wainright Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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