Carl Andrew Duncan moved to his eternal home with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Sept. 22. He was 85.
Carl Duncan was born Dec. 9, 1935, near Dugger, Indiana, to Dawson Glenn Duncan and Dorothy J. McCammon. Most of his childhood and adult life were spent in Kingman. He attended Kingman schools and graduated from Kingman High School in 1953. On Dec. 23, 1956, Carl and Nancy Ione Overpeck were married by Rev. Rapson in the Kingman EUB Church. Carl and Nancy shared 64 years of marriage, two children, one granddaughter and a great-grandson.
Mr. Duncan gave his life to Jesus Christ on Aug. 19, 1956, at the age of 21. He was a dedicated member and board member of Kingman EUB Church, later Kingman Community Church. In his later years, he attended Waterman Baptist Church.
Gifted in math and mechanics, Carl spent his career and free time working in his community and serving others. As a young man, he worked with his father at Morgan Coal Company. He later joined the staff at Kingman Hardware working for his parents-in-law. Carl and Nancy served Kingman and surrounding communities for over 30 years owning and operating Kingman Hardware. Carl retired from the hardware business in 1996. Carl served on the board of Overpeck Gas and Transport Companies. In addition to his church, Carl was a member of the Kingman Lions Club and the Millcreek Volunteer Fire Department. He and Nancy spent winters in Naples, Florida. In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering in the garage, helping neighbors, gardening, maintaining his farm ground and woods and fishing.
Carl was a dedicated husband and a great father and grandfather to his daughters and granddaughter. He taught them the value of hard work and to appreciate God’s blessings. Carl and his productive, endless energy will be missed by his loved ones and his community.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters and sons-in-law, Carla and Keith Yerkes and Cara and Dale Ruark; granddaughter and her husband, Sara Ione and Cole Martin; and great-grandson Connor Martin. Also surviving are his sisters, Margaret Henley, Rose Mary (Gene) Barragree and Edith (Dean) Rush; brother Jack (Carole) Duncan; brother-in-law Rodney (Pam) Overpeck; seven nephews; seven nieces; and several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents; step-father Gerald Jones; brother-in-law Roger Henley; and his parents-in-law Kenneth and Mildred Overpeck.
Cremation was chosen with a visitation at Waterman Baptist Church, 8540 W. State Road 234, Kingman, on Friday, Oct. 1 from 3 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 5 p.m. Pastor John Goldfuss will officiate. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Sanders Funeral Care entrusted with care.
A special thanks to the staff at Bickford Memory Care for their help in caring for Carl.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Camp Assurance, 8364 C.R. 2100E, Georgetown, IL 61846.
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