Ricky was born March 17, 1957 in Jeffersonville, IN to the late James Robert and Patsy M. (Jordan) Duke.
He had worked as a tug boat pilot.
Surviving are his children, Clint Duke of Tell City and Keshia Smith, of Hawesville; brothers, Dale Duke of Cannelton and Randy Duke of Tell City; four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM CST Friday, May 23, 2014 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2:00-7:00 PM until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church Recovery Program, Hawesville.