Thomas Eugene Duncan, age 71 of Petersburg, WV passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
He was born June 2, 1947 in Shreve, Ohio and was a son of the late Kingdon Percell Duncan and Olive May (Escue) Duncan. In addition to his parents, Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by four brothers, Harry, Ed, Kenny and Bob Duncan; three sisters, Myrtle Scott, Pauline Payne and Patricia Renner; son-in-law, Charles E. Champ, Jr.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Sue (Boyce) Duncan; two daughters, Diane Champ of Purgitsville, WV and Kathy Watts of Burlington, WV; five grandchildren, Savanna Watts Nesselrod and husband Gary, Quinten Champ, Sullivan Watts, Sylas Watts and Ethan Champ; one great granddaughter, Sadie Nesselrod; two brothers, James Duncan of Lakeville, Ohio and Ronald Duncan of Indiana; three sisters, Grace Tuttle of Wooster, Ohio, Susan Proper of Shreve, Ohio and Dorothy Cruise of TN; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Duncan was a graduate of West Homes High School in Millersburg, Ohio Class of 1965. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1966. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was awarded The National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Metal with 2 bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Metal with 1960 device. 2 Overseas Service Bars, Good Conduct Medal (1st Award) 2 Service Stripes, Sharpshooter (M-14). He was a member of the American Legion Post 64 in Moorefield, WV and Disabled American Veterans.
He attended Wooster Business College. He moved to West Virginia in 1980 and was a certified USDA Inspector for Pilgrim’s Pride and retired in 2002. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Orrville, Ohio and attended Sites United Methodist Church in Dorcas, WV. He loved to garden, cook and enjoyed listening to country music. He raised miniature horses and took them to carnivals for children to ride.
Family will receive friends Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10 – 11 AM at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral service will follow at 11 AM with the Rev. Larry Hakes officiating. Burial will be in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg, WV with Military Honors by Potomac Highlands VFW Post 6454 and West Virginia Army Honor Guard.