W.R. Tony "Hard to Kill" Dukes
April 15, 1952 - January 07, 2013
'Enjoy every second, be thankful for every memory.' -Tony
William Robert “Tony” Dukes was born in Brady, Texas on April 15,1952 into a family of auctioneers, ranchers, gamblers and Tex-Americana award winning square dance performers to parents Faye and Nelson Dukes. He is survived by his brother, Jackie Dukes and wife Stephanie, along with his daughter, Kristen Cline, his Spiritual father, Deacon Joe Milligan and many friends and 'brothers'. Tony graduated in a class of ten from Paint
Rock, Texas and enjoyed minoring in art at UT Austin. Music became his heartbeat. He 'always worked and played in a band' to survive and counted his blessings in knowing and playing with some of the finest musicians in blues and rock from 1970-2000; he is known as 'one of . . .