Mr. Jerry L. Dukes, age 69 passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. He was born on January 11, 1954 in Lake City, Florida to Percy and Vera Parrish Dukes. Jerry was a retired US Army veteran who had lived in many places before settling in Glennville in 1987. After his retirement from the service, he then went on to work for Civil Service at Fort Stewart. Jerry was a mechanic and in his spare time, he enjoyed fixing things, tinkering, gardening, watching Gunsmoke and westerns on television and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Glenn Waters and Doyle Waters.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Helga Dukes of Glennville; children, Jonathan Dukes of Glennville, David Matthew (Michelle) Dukes of Atlanta and Jennifer (Chris) Youmans of Aiken, South Carolina; siblings, Sue Ann Moates of Lake Butler, Florida, Ronnie (Kelly) Waters of Red Oak, Iowa, Stanley (Tanya) Waters of Lake City, Florida, and Patrick Waters of Lake Butler, Florida; grandchildren, Piper Youmans, Zoe Youmans and Sophia Youmans all of Aiken, South Carolina; several other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted 12:00pm, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from the Chapel of Glennville Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery with military honors rendered by the US Army.
Glennville Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Jerry Dukes.