OBITUARY

Richard E Duncan Jr.

November 28, 1974October 5, 2020
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Richard E. Duncan, Jr., age 45, Madison, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020. He was born on November 28, 1974.

Richard had a heart and personality that was larger than life. He was a good husband, father, son, brother and friend. There was never a dull moment around Richard. He lived life to the fullest and was always ready for new adventures. He had a wide range of interest including wake boarding, water skiing, sky diving, boating and auto racing, but most importantly, he loved the Lord and his family. He had a ready smile and a wonderful sense of humor.

Richard was a left fielder on the Marshall County High School Baseball State Championship Team in 1992 and1993. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He practiced engineering early in his career and later became an entrepreneur and business owner. He was honest, loving and passionate. He will be loved and missed by all.

Richard is preceded in death by his father, Richard E. Duncan, Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife Terra Duncan; children Layla Lee Duncan, Richard E. “Trey” Duncan III; mother Nellie Ruth Wasilewski (Walter Kenneth); sister Jessica Cronan (Joseph Patrick); and, nephews Michael Christopher Lucchesi and Austin Lee Lucchesi.

There will be a gathering of family and friends in the Tulip Grove Room at Hermitage Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 12pm until 2pm. A Celebration of Life will begin at 2pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Hermitagefh.com for the Duncan family.

  • FAMILY

  • Richard E. Duncan, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Nellie Ruth Wasilewski (Walter Kenneth), Mother
  • Terra Duncan, Wife
  • Layla Lee Duncan, Daughter
  • Richard E. "Trey" Duncah, III, Son
  • Jessica Cronan (Joseph Patrick), Sister
  • Michael Christopher Lucchesi, Nephew
  • Austin Lee Lucchesi, Nephew

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Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Memories

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Erin Bolinger

October 13, 2020

Duncan, I know your family and friends are hurting. You were a room overtaker. Always kind, witty, funny and full on love of adventure , never a dull moment with Duncan. I’m thankful I got to know you and be your neighbor during those crucial college years... God be with your gorgeous family and friends, especially Ricky. God speed Duncan. God Bless.

Beth Hayes

October 13, 2020

My heart goes out to you, Terra, and the children. I first met Duncan when Layla was still toddler age at City Road. Then sweet Trey came along, and I got to know you both better while I personally cared for Trey. Duncan was one of those people you couldn't help but to like. And it always warmed my heart to see his love and adoration for his children.
While I'm physically with my husband in the hospital, know I'm with you in spirit. Know you remain in my prayers. I live in Madison, so if you ever need a thing, I'll be happy to help. I've missed your sweet babies. May Duncan rest in everlasting peace.

Doug Campbell

October 13, 2020

Duncan took me under his wing in College after a slew of poor decisions lead to me becoming homeless. I will be forever grateful for his help and friendship during this time. I will never forget my visit to Lewisburg singing songs by the campfire on the Duncan family land. I composed and recorded a Requiem for him.
It can be accessed at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1N5uiwmhyhkzlJQ-gki-kskcbFObMFr7_ If I were able to attend in person I would perform it for you all.

Rest in Peace my friend

Donna Urban

October 13, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Richard! Gone too soon!!! Praying his family and friends be lifted up during this difficult time! May the strength of our Lord and Savior provide you comfort! Again, so very sorry for your unimaginable loss! My heart breaks for you all!!🙏🏼♥️

Sandy Godbey Hodgson

October 13, 2020

I’m heartbroken. Richard was my first boyfriend. The best roller skater! He was smart, mischievous and always interesting. I have memories of going to Nashville on a “date” with his parents,(because he couldn’t drive yet), church hayride, school trip with Ms. Walls, hanging out with him and Scott in front of MCHS.
We connected again later in life. That connection lead me to my first home. Living there lead me to my husband. I’m so grateful for the impact that Richard had on my life.
Praying that his wife, children, Mom, family and all of his many friends find comfort and peace during this time of deep sadness.


Penny Gibson

October 12, 2020

That description of Duncan was so true; Duncan had a heart and personality that was larger than life. There was never a dull moment around him. I mostly only dealt with Duncan if there was a printer issue; he would ask me a trillion questions, and call me a trillion times. In the beginning, that drove me bananas. The more I watched him work, the more I realized he did this for a reason, and he was such a smart man. He even calmed me down by explaining everything in detail in later years. You will be missed Duncan; thank you for all your help and kindness throughout the years!

Kristie Beavers

October 11, 2020

I only met Richard one time but he made an unforgettable impression by helping me with a computer problem I had encountered while preparing an original article for Ruby magazine. His mother, Nellie and I had already attempted to solve the problem, but Richard figured it out in minutes. And he’d never even met me before! He was a kind and generous man, a wonderful son, and a friend to strangers!!

Donna Smith

October 11, 2020

Richard there are people that come into your life that you can never forget. You are one of those people. You were preteen when I met you and your precious MoMA. We quickly became best friends and you became like a son to me. You always made Amanda feel like a sister to you. You made Kevin feel like a little brother too. I have loved you most all of our life. I watched you grow into such an amazing successful young man. The love you have always had for your mom has always made me so proud. Anytime I saw you, I always felt so much love from you. Your sweet children love you so much. Little Trey is definitely a mini you. The way you took care of Nellie and WK during his cancer is nothing short of amazing. And when I would come visit you made me feel like I felt for you. I cannot believe that you have left this world so soon. It hurts my heart so much. I hurt so much for your children that will not have your guidance in the years to come. For Terra that won’t have your love. My dear precious friend Nellie that won’t have the care that you always had for her and the love of her son and for Jessica that won’t have her little brother whom she loved so much. Life will never be the same without you. I love you so much. May you Rest In Peace
Love forever and always
Donna Smith

Bobby Beech

October 11, 2020

Nellie I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincerest regrets to you and your family.
Bobby

Terry Bailor

October 10, 2020

Hi, our love and prayers are for you all through this time. We will see you there. Duncan was always a loving dad and always teaching. Meticulous in everything. Loved him and will miss him.

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