Richard Duane Near, I

Clarks Hill, SC – Mr. Richard Duane Near, I, 81, husband of Mrs. Kay “Granny K.” Near, entered into rest on Monday, April 28, 2015 at his residence.

Memorial services will be held from the Modoc Baptist Church this Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 12:00 PM, with the Reverend Robert Patton officiating. Interment will be in the chruch cemetery.

Mr. Near, a native of New York, had made the Clarks Hill area his home for the past 8 years. He had retired as a heavy equipment operator from Chautauqua County, NY, where he was also a member of the American Legion. He could fix anything, was the smartest man and a jack of all trades. He was a member of Modoc Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children and their spouses, Linda and Larry Steward, Cynthia and Daniel Hornburg, Richard and Melody Near, II, Larry and Sue Near, Sandra and Russell Steward, Lucinda and Jeff Donald and Michael Near; twenty four grandchildren; as well as forty two great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 AM until the hour of the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Modoc Baptist Church, P.O. Box 159, Modoc, SC, 29838.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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One response to “Richard Duane Near, I”

  1. Love you. I’ll be seeing you when it’s my turn. I’ll give you a BIG hug then. Til then keep smiling down on us.

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