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Richard Hal Stieglitz

October 13, 1933October 9, 2020
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Richard Hal Stieglitz passed away at his home on October 9, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 13, 1933 in Cordele, Georgia, the only child of Paul Bernard Stieglitz and Annie Laurie Dupree Stieglitz. He grew up in Atlanta but spent his boyhood summers in Cordele on his Uncle George’s farm with his cousins who were like brothers and sisters. He was a high school athlete playing football, track, and basketball. After graduating O’Keefe High School, he joined the Air Force. He married Patricia Gail Odom on June 24, 1955. At the time of their marriage he was a firefighter for the Atlanta Fire Department and later worked for the Life of Georgia Insurance Company. He and Gail were members of First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee in the Bolton community where they started their family until moving to Dallas, GA to his beloved farm. He spent thirty years as a salesman in the farm equipment industry, retiring from Kuhn Manufacturing in 2005. Richard enjoyed hunting, fly-fishing, camping, cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs, and working on his own farm. He passed on his love of nature and the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed music attending many concerts and theater productions after moving to Rome. GA seven years ago. At 80 years of age, he learned to play the dulcimer and then the banjo. He was a member of Georgia Mountain Music and rarely missed an opportunity to attend and participate. He was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rome, GA. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Gail, two daughters, Melody Shipp Boggs, Rome, GA, Misty (Chip) Boling, Rome, GA, six grandchildren, Jenifer (Bryan) Ahrens, Rome, GA, Zachary (Dominique) Boggs, Decatur, GA, Thayer Boling, Basalt, CO, Maggie Boling, Charleston, SC, Abigail Boling, St. Simons Island, GA, Elizabeth Anne Boling, Charleston, SC and three great grandchildren. There will be a private graveside service at Kennesaw Memorial Park on Whitlock Ave in Marietta, GA on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Contributions may be made in his honor to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rome GA. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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Wendell Rakestraw

October 28, 2020

Family: My thoughts and prayers to each of you in the passing of Bro Richard. I first met him in 1991 in Paulding Co (Dallas) Ga thru his neighbor and friend Bennie W Jones. Richard was a nice man that you enjoyed talking to and dealing with on farm machinery. I still have a hay rake I bought from him that year. Bennie thought a lot of him and talked of him often when we would cut and bale hay. Kuhn was the best equipment you could buy for hay work and Richard was one of the best men you could deal with . May God bless and comfort each of you. Resp, Wendell O. Rakestraw., Centre, Al (former resident of Dallas Ga)

John Hartman

October 19, 2020

"Big Daddy" was a true southern gentleman. He taught me so much when I was a young person just starting in the farm equipment industry. I think of his stories often with fondness. My condolences to the family.

Ed Skeele

October 15, 2020

10/13/33 — 10/9/20 > Richard set a high bar on how to live your “dash” which was a bold and long one. He was a true gentleman and it was an honor to have known and worked with him.
For sure you will have memories that will last forever and help with the healing process of your loss.

Mike Smith

October 15, 2020

I very much enjoyed working and traveling with Richard. I appreciate his guidance and advice as we traveled around for Kuhn. I felt very honored when he showed me his amazing gun collection. My condolences.

Jim And Janet Yoak

October 15, 2020

A few years ago we took a road trip out west with Gail and Richard. I still remember him on a beautiful summer day casting a perfect line into a creek in Yellowstone. I also remember him at the farm pond with the grand kids, teaching them t fish. He was a good friend with whom we enjoyed many happy hours.

Mike Durrell

October 14, 2020

A class act. RIP ''big daddy''.

Dick Kurtz

October 13, 2020

It was a treat, and I'll say now, an honor, to work with Richard at Kuhn. A man of integrity, shown in all of his interactions in and out of work. Always remember traveling with him; remember that fishing pole in the back of his car, because "you never know when the place and time present themselves for dipping it".... A man to remember.

Thierry Krier

October 13, 2020

It has been a privilege for me to work with Richard at Kuhn for several years. As expressed by my current and former colleagues, Richard was and always acted as gentleman. At work, he knew what he wanted to accomplish, needed to accomplish and always did it well, with perseverance and a positive attitude. After hours, he was a pleasure to be around, as he related stories about his family, his hobbies, his long and varied career and life experiences.
On behalf of all the employees of Kuhn Group, please accept our sincere condolences. We share your pain and are very sorry for your loss.

Charles Rooney

October 12, 2020

We called him Big Daddy at Kuhn. He was a real southern gentleman. Dressed well every time I saw him. He was one of my mentors when I started with Kuhn. I will cherish my memories of him and remember the advice he would give. Prayers for your loss.

Marie Sellers

October 12, 2020

Richard was much lived by my family. He was the type of person, as is Gail, that I aspire to be - kind, loving, thoughtful, intelligent, and a true reflection of what it means to be a child of God. He will be missed here on Earth, but the Angels are singing. Prayers of peace and comfort to Gail and the family.

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