Richard (Rick) Edward Duel, age 64 of Duluth, died peacefully July 6,2018 at home surrounded by loved ones. Born in Baltimore, MD, Rick became an Eagle scout while attending Towson Catholic High School and graduated from Towson State University. Rick spent ten years as a boat captain in the Florida Keys before starting a family and taking on the role he held most dear, Dad. After moving to Duluth, Rick built a thriving wood shop business that grew to become a pillar of the community. Throughout his life, Rick strove to help people and showed kindness to all those around him.
Rick is survived by his daughter, Ashley Duel of Duluth; his son, Ricky Duel of Duluth; his mother, Norma B. Winner of Spring Hill, FL; his sisters, Barbara Duel Johnson of Baltimore, MD and Margie Duel of Little Rock, AR; his long-time love, Tammy Baun of Duluth; and the sons he treated as his own, Scott Baun and Jake Baun. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard E. Duel and his brothers, Kevin Duel and Larry Duel.
Memorial donations in memory of Rick may be made to: The Shepherd Center 2020 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-1465 https://www.shepherd.org/giving/charitable-giving or The Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund, Community Foundation of the Florida Keys 300 Southard St., Suite 201, Key West, FL 33040 https://cffk.org/florida-keys-emergency-relief-fund/.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.billheadfuneralhome.com, Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
The family will recieve friends on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Duluth, 2908 Duluth Hwy 120, Duluth, GA 30096, (770) 476-3788, followed by a Celebration of Rick's life at Rick's Custom Wood & Garden, 2476 Hamilton Mill Rd, Dacula, GA 30019, (770) 945-9961.