Al comes from a family that has provided funeral service in Pickens County for four generations. He is a graduate of Clemson University and has been a licensed funeral director since 1972. As the grandson of John Graves Duckett, the founder of Duckett Funeral Home, Al continues to serve the community in both civic and professional capacities. He is married to Susan Buckley Cumbie and they reside in Easley. Al has three children, all fourth generation Clemson graduates as well as two step-sons, both Clemson graduates as well. He is a member of Mt Zion United Methodist Church in Central.