E. Lee Duncan, 87, went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2013 at Ridgewood Hospice Care surrounded by his loving family and Pastor Jeff. |
Born on October 25, 1925 in Morgan County, Ind., to parents, Silas and Daisy (nee Downey) Duncan, he later moved to a farm near Mooresville, Ind. He graduated from Mooresville High School and attended Purdue University where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a World War II Army Veteran.
On January 19, 1951, he married his Valentine Sweetheart, Jean. They moved to Akron, Ohio where he went to work for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He retired after 40 years of service having designed the largest earthmover tire in the world at that time.
Lee had many hobbies. He enjoyed gardening and flowers, going to auctions and restoring old furniture, woodworking, jewelry making, square and round dancing and bird watching. He and Jean were members of the Wilderness Center near Wilmot, Ohio and enjoyed many birding trips in the US, Canada and Costa Rico. He sang in choir and men's chorus at Lockwood United Methodist Church for many years. He was a member of Lakemore United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Duncan and Maxine Holloway; nephews, Mark and Max Holloway.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jean; son, Kerry (Tammi); grandchildren, Mike and Tara (fiancee, Matt Blake) Miller; great-grandson, Wesley; nephew, Joe Holloway; niece, Faith (Bruce); great niece, Rachel; and great nephew, Matthew McClain.
Friends may call at Lakemore United Methodist Church on Wednesday, January 9th from 11 to 1 p.m. with funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. Pastor Jeff Gindlesberger officiating. Interment will take place in Brownsburg, Ind. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lakemore United Methodist Church or the Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio. Church map, directions and the Duncan Family condolence book are available at www.bacherfuneralhome.com.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 7, 2013