Eric Duest

July 8, 1957October 22, 2018

Eric (Sam) Duest, 61 of Jacksonville, NC died at his home in Jacksonville NC surrounded by his family.

Eric was born in Beverly MA, son of the late Ralph Duest and Janice (Johnson) Courage. He grew up and was educated in Beverly MA, graduating from Beverly High School in 1975. He resided in Jacksonville NC for the past 42 years.

Eric loved traveling with his wife and granddaughters, riding his Harley, and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid animal lover.

He is survived by his loving wife, Adele (Boucher) Duest of Jacksonville NC.

Son: Kurt Duest and his wife Amy Duest of Jacksonville NC.

Sister: Daria Duest of Uncasville CT

Brother: Darrell Duest of MA

Grandchildren: Sebastian; Grace, Rebecca and Emily Duest all of Jacksonville NC

There will be no service held according to Eric’s wishes.

In honor of Eric’s memory, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington NC at


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Paul and Nelda McDonald

November 5, 2018

Our Dear Adele, Kurt and family,
We are so sorry that you have lost your dear husband, father, and grandfather. He was so special and loved you all dearly. He fought so hard to stay with his family and dear friends. We had some good visits with you all at the beach, at Jim's home and the many trips he made up here. We loved the whole family, because you made our visits so special. We pray for all of you as you go through the coming days, months and years. We will remember and laugh and cry when we think of all of you. God bless each of you, you are so special to us.

Christy Baysden

October 30, 2018

It was an absolute pleasure to know “Sammy” and one of the first things I noticed about him when I met him was how much his eyes beemed when he saw his wife Adele. Daryl and I were so blessed to have the opportunity to meet and become friends with Sammy. Our dog, Birdie, loved Sammy as well- they were buddies.

John Reed

October 26, 2018

Eric has been more than just a friend over these past 30 plus years. We mourn his passing but celebrate, knowing that he has gone home to be with the Lord.
To his wife and family. No one loved Eric more than you and these last couple of years have been the greatest challenge you will ever meet. You stood by Eric until the end. Now, he's in God's hands. We will continue to pray for you and will continue to offer our love and support.