Ronald Duncan

August 1, 1947 ~ March 10, 2022

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Ronald Duncan, 74, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on August 1, 1947 in Ironton, OH and was raised in Raceland, KY. He moved to Mississippi to play basketball at William Carey University and then transferred to Millsaps College to continue to play basketball. There he met his wife Carolyn Wiggers, and they were married on December 28, 1968. They moved to Hattiesburg, MS where he received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He then began the Naval Flight Program in Pensacola, FL and was honorably discharged due to a medical condition.

He and Carolyn raised their four daughters in Starkville, MS and continued to reside there until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon Duncan and Hazel Burton.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Carolyn Duncan, four daughters Beth Passons (Peyton), Anne Sides (Terry), Susan O’Neal (Dean), and Carrie Cuevas (Dan). He is also survived by his two sisters Nancy Metz (Jack), Janice Rice (Charles) and numerous nieces and nephews. He leaves behind 8 grandchildren Sally Marie Passons, Sydney Passons, Mary Peyton Passons, Abby O’Neal, Emily O’Neal, Duncan Sides, Bradley Cuevas, and Carter Cuevas.

There will be a graveside service Monday, March 14 at 10:00 AM at Oddfellows Cemetery in Starkville, MS where Rev. Danny Rowland will conduct the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First United Methodist Church of Starkville or any charity of your choice.

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  1. Dear Duncan family, one of the saddest things someone can experience is the death of a loved one. Did you know the Bible compares death to sleep? (Psalms 13:3) Just as a person who is asleep is unaware of what is happening around him, the dead are not conscious of anything. There is a promise of hope in the Bible. Our loving God has promised to awaken the dead, as if from sleep, and give them life again. Acts 24:15 says, “There is going to be a resurrection.” The bible offers comfort for those who are grieving and I hope this brings you comfort as well.


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