OBITUARY

MR JIMMY O. DUNCAN Jr.

June 25, 1927November 9, 2011

Jimmy Duncan, Jr., a native Houstonian, born June 25, 1927, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. He was 84. Mr. Duncan was a singer, songwriter, composer and arranger. He was a member of BMI (Broadcast Music Industry) and, ASCAP (American Society of Composer’s Arrangers and Producers). Two of his most famous songs were “I asked The Lord” which is in all of the Hymnals and, “My Special Angel.” My Special Angel is the second most played song in the world. The other is “Yesterday” by Paul McCartney. He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Duncan III. Mr. Duncan is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lillian Duncan; two children, Susan Tapia and Sherry Hammon; four grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mr. Duncan died before Sherry and her Fiance’, Stacey Holley could be married. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2011 at Brookside Funeral Home-Cypress Creek, 9149 Highway 6 North in Houston. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Addicks United Methodist Church, 1212 Highway 6, Houston, Tx 77084 with Rev. Eddie Hilliard officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Avenue in Houston.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 14, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 15, 2011
REMEMBERING

MR JIMMY O. DUNCAN Jr.

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Steve Wilson/ Myrtle Wilson

January 26, 2012

I often think of The Duncans at least once a year. I decided to Google images of Jimmy Duncans name and was surprised to find the obituary of this fine man. My father and Mr. Duncan were very good friends. They are both in a much better place. He will always be thought of with great fondness.

"May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." This blessing, used by the priest at the end to the Eucharistic Service, comes from Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:7.

Mary Vera

December 9, 2011

Lilly, you and Jimmy were so special to our family - we couldn't have asked for better neighbors. I'd like to share some of the posts that the kids put on Facebook about Jimmy. Adam: Rest In Peace, Jimmy Duncan. A great extension of our family and a dear friend. Lauren: R.I.P. Jimmy. The coolest "next door grandpa" a girl could ask for. Lindsay: Jimmy D!!!!!!! You will be missed. Thanks for always letting us come over, mess around on your fancy piano, and drink Tang. R.I.P Sir. ?
Our love and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless you and your beautiful family! With much love and admiration.

Sherry Hammon

November 18, 2011

Daddy,

I will always love you with all of my heart and, soul. I have always been proud of being your Special Angel. Thank you for writing me the song and, for making it the second most played song in the world.

I will keep my promise to you and, write your autobiography.

Stacy and, I will make it number one.

We Love You From Here Through Eternity,
Your Daughter and, Son
Sherry and, Stacy

Bill Collier

November 15, 2011

I would loved to have been there to pay my respects to a great musician! But my sister was there to represent us!The world was a better place because of his talent and will be remembered forever through that talent and his music! Rest in Peace till we meet on the other side!

Paul Wishnow

November 14, 2011

Dear Lillian,
I've known Jimmy for over 50 years, I was saddened by his loss. Larry Kane introduced us and I was to help him change the lyrics for "My Special Angel". I am still in radio going into my 61st year. I broadcast live every Sunday on KNTH 1070AM Radio from 1-3PM. I am known as "The Antique Man" and will be doing a tribute to Jimmy this coming Sunday, November 20th. My condolences for you and the entire family.

November 14, 2011

Lily,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Dianna and Dave Lewis

Ann Little

November 14, 2011

It was a pleasure to have met Mr. Duncan a handful of times. He was gracious and one of the most interesting historian/storytellers. May he fly with his Special Angel.

Stibora Family

November 14, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lily and the family. May the love of God, friends and family carry you through this difficult time.

Robin & Kevin Haworth

November 13, 2011

Our sympathy goes out to you and your family. Know that Jimmy is in a place of peace watching over those he loves. God Bless You and Your Family!

Kenneth Gragert

November 12, 2011

Take comfort in knowing that now you have Your Special Angel to watch over you & family. Rest in peace Uncle Jimmy.
We Love You!
Ken & Sandra Gragert

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