HOSCHTON - Richard Lee Felt, 51, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012, in Ozona, Texas.
He was born in Riverside, Calif., the son of the late William Edward and Shirley Lou Felt. He was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Jeff Felt.
Rick was a self-employed contractor. He attended DeKalb Junior College in 1980 on a baseball scholarship, then was drafted professionally by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980 in the 1st Round to play baseball. He played six years in the Dodgers and Twins organizations. Rick had a great love of the game of baseball and fast-pitch softball. He was an avid supporter of his family and children in their sports aspirations. He had a great passion in seeing his children succeed on the field of play. He was a member of the Cannon United Methodist Church of Snellville.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Felt, Hoschton; son, Mason Felt, Hoschton; daughter, Morgan Felt, Hoschton; youngest son, Preston Felt, Hoschton; brothers, Bill Felt, Dacula, Jim Felt, Ellenwood, and John and Sharry Felt, Sacramento, Calif; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 5, at Hebron Baptist Church at 2 p.m. There will be a reception for family and friends in the fellowship hall at Hebron at 12 p.m. Address to Hebron is 202 Hebron Church Rd., Dacula, GA 30019. Pastor Tim Cash, and the Revs. Heath Kennedy and Gino Zalunardo will be officiating. Interment will be at Eternal Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the "Richard Felt Family Trust" at a local BB&T bank in your area.
Tom Wages Funeral Home, Snellville, is in charge of the services.