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Billy Norman Duncan
May 27, 1933  -  January 11, 2019

 

Bill Duncan, 85, died Friday, January 11, 2019, in his home at Sardis, AR. He was born May 27, 1933, in Hartford, AR, to Ted and Lola Duncan. He played football and basketball at Arkansas Tech. Later, he transferred to the College of the Ozarks and became the Captain of the football team and graduated in 1955. There he met the love of his life, Sylvia Dee Styles. They were married on August 25, 1956. He obtained his Master's Degree in Education at Arkansas State Teachers College.

They moved to Gruver, Texas, and resided there for 38 years. He started out teaching in the Gruver School System, and later became the Gruver Junior High Principal until he retired in 1993.

In 1994, he moved back to Sardis, AR, to enable his wife to care for her mother. After her mother's death in 2000, he remained in Sardis, AR, and preached at the North Little Rock Church of Christ and River Street Church of Christ. He truly had a servant's heart, as he assisted many people in his church community.

Bill is survived by his son, Danny Duncan, and sister, Lucia (Jim) Odem.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Lola Duncan; siblings: Betty Clinger, Harold Duncan, and Sue Cheek; extended family: Uncle Jessie and Aunt Rhea Pitchford, Spot and Elsie Reid, and Jimmy Pitchford.

A special appreciation of thanks to all of Bill's caregivers.

Visitation will be at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home on 306 South Main Street, Benton, AR, 72015, followed by the funeral service at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christian Relief Fund at P.O. Box 19670, Amarillo, TX, 79114.


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