Robert Duncan

Published 12:49 pm Friday, December 1, 2017

Robert John Duncan, born Aug. 28, 1930, and a resident of Bogalusa, went to his Heavenly Home on Nov. 30, 2017, at the age of 87, after a long battle with cancer.

He was a minister and a member of the United Faith Pentecostal Church here in Bogalusa. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and bee keeping. He was known as the “Honey Bee Man.” He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by family, his many friends and all those who knew him.

He is survived by six children, Robert Samuel Duncan and his wife Cheryl Delre Duncan of Alexandria, Betty Bufkin and her husband Julius and Sandra Stafford and her husband Larry, all of Franklinton, Patricia Duncan of Bogalusa, Shirlene Duncan Magee and her fiancé Donald Stafford and Rebecca Blount and her husband Crandall of Holden; three brothers, Monroe Duncan of Mt. Hermon, Jerry Duncan of Pine, Joda Duncan of Jasper, Ark.; two sisters, Luvenia Lily of Mt. Hermon and Molly Ladner of Pine; 13 grandchildren, Sabrina Powell and her husband Ryan of Houston, Texas, Tanya Black, Jennifer Bufkin, Jonathon Bufkin and his wife Katherine, Teddy Magee Jr. and his fiancé Shelby, Scott magee and Ana Egleston, JoHannnah Duncan Lawrence and her husband Ethan, Danielle Duncan and her fiancé Kenneth Aikman, Kaitlyn Duncan, Laura Blount Carper and her husband Robert, Corissa Blount, Crandall Blount Jr. and Marnita Blount; six great-grandchildren, Cash Powell, Kelsey Powell, Damien Black, Raven Lawrence, Alaina and Winston Carper; best friends, Dana and Brenda Magee; two special caregivers; grandsons, Teddy and Scott Taylor Magee; and also a special comrade from the war, the Rev. William Wood of Florida.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lona Slaven Duncan; wife, Betty Lou Wheat Duncan; brothers, Elwood Duncan, Woodrow Duncan, Cleve Duncan and Tommy Ray Duncan; a sister, Edith Duncan Brooks; great grandson, Devin Black; and a sister-in-law, JoAnn Duncan.

Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 1, at the United Faith Pentecostal Church, beginning at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and will resume Saturday, Dec. 2, after 8 a.m., until the service time at 11 a.m. Services will be conducted by Bro. Brandon Willis. Interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located on Spring Valley Road.

Military honors will be provided by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

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