Jesse Marion Dukes Sr.

May 26, 1940 - Feb 16, 2017


Jesse Marion Dukes, Sr., the son of Jesse Dukes & Elizabeth (Murphy) Dukes. Born May 26, 1940 in Savannah, GA. Jesse Marion Dukes departed life on February 16, 2017 at Sutter Hospital in Roseville, CA. after a term of health issues.
Jesse graduated from high school in Savannah, GA. Then joined the United States Air Force (USAF) advanced and succeeded through ranks. Serving during the Vietnam War thru the Cold War era (USAF). Jesse retired initially in winter 1983 from the (USAF) at Offutt Air Force Base (Omaha, NE). Immediately he began a career with the United States Department of Treasury in early 1984 retiring secondly in 2004.
Jesse enjoyed travel, golfing & bowling, joined the work Bowling League and won numerous trophies. He enjoyed time with friends & family. Cooking, music and movies were his hobbies. He loved to eat ice cream and seafood.
Jesse is survived by… Wife: Iris (McGee) Dukes. Children: Jesse Marion Dukes, Jr. (Denise), Pamela Dukes and Daniella Judon. Grandchildren: Genea Dukes, Katrina Jones, Alexander Judon, Ashley Ortiz and Brittany Ortiz. Brothers: Robert (Collen) deceased, Nathaniel (deceased), Arthur (Haydee) deceased, Charles (Lynnette), James (Donna). Sisters: Ella Mae Miller (deceased), Lizzie Mae Guess, Lula Joann Gray (William), and a host of family friends.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841


  • Lizzie Dukes Guess-Goldwire says:

    To my dear departed sibling and widow. I hope that I live such that I see you again when Jesus comes to claim His own. Love your sister, Lizzie Mae

  • Joann Gray says:

    My dear brother I will miss you but I know you are with Jesus and in the arms of Daddy and Mama and all of our departed loved ones. I love you. And to my sis, I love you. May God give you the strength you need to carry on.

  • Tracey Wright says:

    To the Dukes family, I am sorry for your sadness. Mr. Dukes was an integral part of my life. One of my favorite memories is the times he would put on his sombrero, microphone in hand, and sing all of the songs in his collection πŸ™‚ My father passed on 12 years ago. I imagine when they met again they took up where they left off and headed to the golf course. I’m certain the greens in heaven make Pebble Beach look like a desert . My prayers are with you all.

  • Iris Dukes says:

    My beloved husband, I love you and I miss you.

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