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Richard Waddell Duke

September 21, 1926 — January 30, 2020

Richard Waddell Duke, 93, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, February 2, at Milton Shealy Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Ridge Crest Memorial Park with Rev. Bob Woodyard officiating and Military Honors. Visitation will be held from 3:00-4:00 PM prior to the service.
Active pallbearers are Timothy Temples, Richard Temples, Ken Ruff, Kevin Vann, Chad Miles and Donald Goff.

Mr. Duke was born in Saluda, SC son of the late Perry and Eula Prater Duke. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy on BB61 USS Iowa Battleship and Aircraft Carrier CVL 24 Bella Wood. He retired from Hartwell Industries, was a member and volunteer of the Saluda Historical Society, and an active member of West Creek Baptist Church for over 65 years.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Richard M. “Mike” Duke (Teresa) of Leesville, grandchild, Kelli Vann (Kevin); great grandchild, Kaleb Vann. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Lottie Evelyn Duke; and a grandchild, Christopher Duke; brother, James T. Duke and sister, Van Duke Godfrey.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to West Creek Baptist Church, 248 Church Road, Batesburg, SC 29006.

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Conducted by Rev. Bob Woodyard.

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