Joseph Ivory Dukes, 35, of Columbus, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Hospital. The family will receive friends at Vance Brooks Funeral Home, 4048 Macon Road, Columbus, GA on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
Joseph was born on July 30, 1985 in Heidelberg, Germany to Delilah A. Dukes and the late Ivory Joe Dukes. He was a 2004 graduate of Kendrick High School. In the years that followed, Joseph received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Phoenix and was one semester away from completing his Master’s Degree from Strayer University.
“Living life to the fullest” was Joseph’s motto. He enjoyed buying, restoring and selling cars, as well as spending time relaxing with a fishing pole in his hand. He had a soft spot for children and youth and found genuine pleasure in helping them to find and meet their potential. His greatest joy, however, came from heartfelt time spend with his family. Joseph was a wonderful and supportive father who invested into the lives of his children, one, of which, he was coaching in the sport of competitive boxing. Joseph will be greatly missed by his family and friends but will always remain close to their hearts.
Other than his father, Joseph is preceded in death by his half-brother, Lavoris Adams.
Survivors, other than his mother, include his wife, Alexis Hudson Dukes; children, Joseph Ivory Dukes, Jr. and Josiah Dukes, both of Columbus, GA, Joselyn Dukes of AL, Josina Dukes and Josias Dukes, both of Columbus, GA; step-children, Kendell and Kaitlyn Gamble of Columbus, GA; sister, Delilah Dukes Robinson of TX; half-brother, Ivan Hall of Miami, FL; maternal grandmother, Gracie Kirkland and paternal grandmother, Sarah Dukes, both of Miami, FL; aunts, Gloria Williams and Joyce Kirkland, both of Miami, FL, Alice Dukes of FL, Joyce Harp and Angela Dukes, both of OH, Creola Dukes of Miami, FL; uncles, James Larry Jackson and Carl Dukes, both of Miami, FL; and several nieces and nephews of Miami, FL.