OBITUARY

Ronny Dukes

February 22, 1955August 4, 2013
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Ronny Dukes, 58, of League City, passed away on August 4, 2013. He was born in Valdosta, Georgia on February 22, 1955. Ronny graduated from Dobie High School in Pasadena, Texas. He was married to Beth Dukes on September 30, 1987. He had a career in retail management at Safeway and HEB. He was a member of the Alvin Rotary Club. Ronny was preceded in death by father Grady Dukes and sister Linda Gale Dukes. He is survived by his wife Beth Dukes; children Beth Lamb, Briana Stewart, Cara Schwandt, Aaron Schwandt, Samuel Schwandt; mother Helen Dukes; brother Bob Dukes and wife Teddy; uncles Larry Bradford and Don Bradford; brothers-in-law/sisters-in-law Denise and Billy Shelton, Mike and Joni Stewart; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ronny never met a stranger. He was generous and gave his love and time to his family. His constant smile, quick wit, and laugh will be missed by all. Pall bearers: Aaron Schwandt, Samuel Schwandt, Kyle Dukes, Brian Dukes, Josh Hughey, and Rechha Long. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598. Funeral service will be held Thursday, at 10:00 am on August 8, 2013.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 8, 2013
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Cindi Workman Moore

August 19, 2013

Ronny was such a big part of my family growing up. My brother and he were best friends. I had recently tried to locate him. Lots of fun times with him and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Cindi Workman Moore (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

August 13, 2013

I worked with him many ago at Safeway,he was great guy

Bill Kenck

August 12, 2013

Ronny was the best friend I had with HEB. I will never forget him.

Anna and Ricky Bryant

August 11, 2013

Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

By Lamaretta Simmons

Debbie Richard

August 10, 2013

Beth,
I've known Ronny almost 19yrs and considered him a friend. I was his Loss Prevention Manager at every HEB store Ronny worked at since his days at Pasadena 2. He was one of the kindest, sweetest, funniest and most giving men I know. I would have moved mountains for him. Ronny is already greatly missed. I know those who loved him and those he loved now have a wonderful guardian angel.
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family during this difficult time.

Cindy Tallent Wargo

August 10, 2013

Ronny, meant so much to his HEB family! He was always there to listen to us , and laugh at the crazy things that happened! You would ask how things were going, and his standard reply was, " Just another day in Paradise," Well , now that's literally true! Deepest sympathy to Beth, Helen, and Ronny's wonderful children!

Veronica Perez

August 9, 2013

I just wanna say you were truly loved in and after life!! You had a heart of gold and you will be missed we love you!!!! Gone-But-Never-Forgotten!!!

Tishea Dortch

August 9, 2013

I grew up with Ronny as a family friend. He was always so caring and sweet. Always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed.

Kari Nilsson

August 8, 2013

Ronny hired me at the HEB Beamer store nearly 15 years ago and I followed him to the Friendswood store until he left to work in Alvin. Since then I would see him occasionally either at the Alvin store or at some kind of meeting at the Friendswood store. It was always nice to get that bear hug from Ronny. I will miss the occasional bear hug at the any surprise meeting. He will greatly be missed and my thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Christine & Randy Spaulding

August 8, 2013

You only had to meet Ronny once to never forget him, he was such a kind and sweet man. I remember how much Linda adored him and how wonderful he was to his mom. I remember how proud he was when Brian and Kyle became Eagle Scouts, just like he and Bob before them. I know how much he loved each of you,his family. Beth, Lucille, & Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.