OBITUARY

Herbert Wayne Duff Sr.

7 June, 194013 October, 2021

Herbert Wayne Duff, Sr., 81, of Lynchburg passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Lynchburg General Hospital.

Herb was born in Lynchburg, June 7, 1940 and grew up on Cotton Hill. He was so proud of this, and he cherished the lifetime friendships he had with everyone on the Hill. In fact not a day went by that he didn't mention one of his friends in some fashion or another. After graduating from EC Glass, he chose to play professional baseball instead of playing in college. During his baseball career, he played in the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox organization. After professional baseball he joined the Lynchburg Police Department where he served for 30 years. He loved being a police officer, the most honorable profession! He was dedicated and committed to serving his community. However, his faith and family came first. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle, husband, father, and grandfather. He adored his five grandchildren. He never missed a lacrosse match, basketball game, or baseball game. His love for his children and his grandchildren was immeasurable. His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has called him home and he is reunited with all who have proceeded him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Delma Duff and Rosalee Rucker Duff and his wife of 50 years, Sandra Williams Duff.

He is survived by one son, H. Wayne Duff, Jr. of Moneta; one daughter, Kimberly Duff English and her husband Chad of Forest; five grandchildren, Ella Grace English, Bailey Anne English, Landon Whitley Duff, Logan Whitley Duff and Lane Whitley Duff and one sister, Lois D. Hunter of Madison Heights.

Graveside services will be private at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

The family is requesting no flowers and that memorial contributions be made in Herb’s memory to the Lynchburg Police Foundation, www.lynchburgpolicefoundation.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Sandra Williams Duff, Wife (deceased)
  • H. Wayne Duff, Jr., Son
  • Kimberley Duff English (Chad), Daugter
  • Lois D. Hunter, Sister
  • Ella Grace English, Granddaughter
  • Bailey Anne English, Granddaughter
  • Landon Whitley Duff, Grandson
  • Logan Whitley Duff, Grandson
  • Lane Whitley Duff, Grandson

Services

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Charles Richardson

17 October 2021

So sorry to hear about your Dad. I have been able to see him occasionally long after Little Wayne's football days at Richland Hills. Your father was always helpful to me and others. May you be comforted with your memories of your dad.

Chuck Richardson

Noreen Turyn

17 October 2021

Wayne and family- I’m so sorry for your loss. What I life your father led. I know he always made you proud as you followed in his footsteps. My heart goes out to you.
Noreen

Frank Ober

17 October 2021

Our condolences and prayers on your loss.
Frank & Sandi

Mike Garrison

17 October 2021

My condolences to the family in their loss. Herbert was a good friend and classmate at ECG HS. May he rest in peace.

Cindy Stevens

16 October 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. My mother, Irene Rucker Russell was Herbert's cousin and she would talk about how much she thought of him. Prayers to all the family.

Edith I Cavin Torbert-Barbour

15 October 2021

I am sorry to here of Herb's passing he was always a good guy never missed speaking to friends from the hill. He will be truly missed.

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