Donald "Running Horse" Urbon Dukes

March 4, 1946July 20, 2013

Donald Urbon “Running Horse” Dukes, 67, of Madison Heights, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the V.C.U. Medical Center in Richmond.

Born March 4, 1946 in Beaumont, TX, he was the son of the late Curtis Albert and Birdie Ann Norman Dukes. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, where he served multiple tours during the Vietnam War and was a member of Holcomb Rock Baptist Church.

Mr. Dukes is survived by the love of his life, JoAnn Carter Druin of Madison Heights and her children and grandchildren; his sister, Connie Passmore and husband Jimmie of Lufkin, TX; two nieces and grandnieces.

A graveside service with military honors by American Legion Post 16 will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Briarwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. David Stewart officiating.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 25, 2013

Donald "Running Horse" Urbon Dukes

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July 29, 2013

JoAnn & Connie, Kept looking for ya'll in the cafeteria. Miss you! So sorry about Running Horse, wish I could have met him.

Please try to rest in God's arms. He will sustain you. Prayers going up for ya'll daily. Love ya' Kay

Carolyn Mahone

July 26, 2013

Joann, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I regret I am out of town and could not attend the service

Ellen Ferguson

July 25, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

July 24, 2013

JoAnn, so sorry to hear of "Running Horses" passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs....Bobby and Kitty

Tim & Susan Woolard

July 24, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. "Running Horse". We pray that God will comfort you at this time. Susan and I wish we had more time with him. He truly is one of a kind. Love Tim and Susan Woolard.

July 23, 2013

JoAnn, So sorry to hear of Running Horse passing. My prayers are with you.
Becky Dean