Duane Eric Wellington

June 1, 1966 - January 19, 2023
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
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Sunday 1/22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Monday 1/23, 2:00 pm
Graceland East Memorial Park
2206 Woodruff Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Monday 1/23

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Duane Wellington, 56, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Duane grew up in an Air Force family and lived in many places before settling in Simpsonville. A graduate of Mauldin High, his interests in classic cars led him into the automotive field. He worked 15 years for Sandlappers Automotive as a Honda Mechanic,Continue Reading

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Ben Harper left a message on January 24, 2023:
I've known Erica for almost 16 years from our jobs at UPS. It was always a pleasure seeing Duane coming to say hi to his daughter to start his day. I wouldn't say I truly know Duane but I got the impression the head nod he would give me in passing was more a sign of respect and acceptance more than just a little "hello". I'm thankful to have known him the little that I did and I know his absence will be felt everyday. My deepest condolences go to this family in time of gravest grief.
Rob & Marie Morris left a message on January 24, 2023:
I didn’t know Duane personally, however, I did get to know him somewhat on the FJRiders forum, through his posts there. From them, I gathered that Duane had a dry humor, mechanically inclined, an intelligent man, one who would help others in need, someone who valued his friendships, a man of faultless integrity, and a man who cherished and loved his wife, children, and all of his family. Even though we hadn’t formally met, we were part of the FJR brotherhood, so I feel I have lost a comrade. Our most sincere condolences to you, Marilee, and to all of your family and those that were fortunate to have known him. LKLD
Kyle Bridges left a message on January 23, 2023:
Chuck Norris had a Duane Wellington poster in his bedroom as motivation
Opal D Matteson left a message on January 22, 2023:
I had the privilege of working with Erica and developed a pretty good friendship. I would see Duane every morning standing and talking to her before starting his day. And you didn't have to know them to see that he loved his daughter. Which in sure went for both of his daughters. Erica, you and your family are all in my prayers.... I pray for comfort at this time and if you need anything at all I'm just a call away.
Alfred Upshall left a message on January 22, 2023:
I met Duane after he left a post-it note on my motorcycle at UPS. It simply said "See Duane" sounded ominous! Took me a little while to find out who this person was. I then found out he was into motorcycles, and had questions about mine. He was a very good man and we had conversations about motorcycles and gear. I miss him, and I know that he made a positive impact on mine and many people's lives. I am very sorry for your loss, may time heal what words can not.
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Jim Holloway P.J. left a message on January 21, 2023:
In memory of Duane Eric Wellington, Jim Holloway P.J. lit a candle
Mike Boyer left a message on January 21, 2023:
"D-Wayne" will be missed. I've worked with him a lot of years at UPS. He had a dry wit that I really appreciated. We would talk often about music, politics, cars/motorcycles, food, and much more. Great guy gone way too soon. I'm praying for God's love and comfort for all his family and friends.
Mark Irving left a message on January 20, 2023:
Marilee, I am reeling from this greatly unexpected loss. I have shed many tears for a man that just decided to go out of his way and showed me his secret roads to ride. I learned along the way of what made Duane tick and respected him the more I learned. Im sure there was an eye roll or two riding with me, but we ended up sharing some great memories. My prayers go to you and your family. May God comfort you as you navigate strange waters. We will be close by if you need us. Sincerely, Mark and Louanne Irving
Grady Allen left a message on January 20, 2023:
In memory of Duane Eric Wellington, Grady Allen lit a candle
Karen Cochrane left a message on January 20, 2023:
My deepest sympathies
Nancy W Erny left a message on January 20, 2023:
In the love that surrounds you, may you find strength.... In the many memories you cherish, may you find peace.
Donna Willis Foster left a message on January 20, 2023:
My heart goes out to you all Beverly and Larry, wife and children. Love to all
Todd Snedigar left a message on January 20, 2023:
My sincere condolences. I worked with Duane many many years and always enjoyed sharing conversation. When it comes down to it, we didn’t know each other very well but that didn’t matter. We always found common ground and would share something interesting guaranteed almost daily. Duane will be missed greatly. 🙏🏻
Curtis Peek left a message on January 20, 2023:
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Chad Finley left a message on January 20, 2023:
So sad to hear news of Duane's passing. He was the best mechanic at UPS. Whenever there was a mechanical problem at work you could count on Duane to fix it. He will be missed. Sincerely, Chad Finley ( coworker)
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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