The Norman Transcript


September 5, 2013

Richard Allen Duffy

NORMAN — Richard Allen Duffy died on Sept. 1, 2013, surrounded by family and loved ones. He was 68 years old.

Richard was born in Lexington in 1944 to Homer and Lola Duffy. After he graduated from high school, he developed what would be a lasting love of horse racing while working at horse racing facilities throughout the nation.

He went to college at the University of Oklahoma, where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After serving as a captain in the Marine Corps during Vietnam, he married his wife of 37 years, Karol, and opened an accounting firm at the top of Red Hill in Purcell.

From its humble beginnings, Richard grew his accounting practice into a thriving business with clients throughout the world, including Oklahoma, Texas, Canada and Germany.

To his clients, he was a friend and trusted adviser; to his employees, a role model and mentor.

After more than 30 years of practice, he retired from accounting and opened the Wine Gallery, a boutique liquor store in Moore. He was a compassionate man who loved meeting new people and talking to them about their interests. He spent the final years of his life chatting with customers, enjoying fine wines, playing with his grandson and spending time with his family.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Homer and Lola Duffy; and siblings Charles Duffy, Lee Mantooth and Delores Parrish.

He is survived by his loving wife, Karol; sons Zac and Adam Duffy; grandson, Jackson Richard Duffy; and his son from a previous marriage, Richard Stokes. Surviving brothers and sisters are Virginia Morris, Bob Duffy, Joan Laughlin and Margaret Womak.

Services to celebrate his life will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral and Cremation, 400 S.E. 19th St., Moore, OK 73160.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Norman Transcript, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

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