Francis Duncan age 84, of San Diego, Calif., passed away Saturday evening Feb. 9, 2013, at Crestview Rehab Center in Crestview, Fla. Francis was born in Litchfield, Ill., on April 26, 1928, to Harry and Elizabeth Duncan. His parents died when he was very young and was raised by his uncle Roland Duncan. Francis served his country in the United States Navy for 25 years before retiring. Francis then went to work for Lockheed-Martin. He loved to do crossword puzzles, was an avid reader, often reading several books at the same time. Francis also loved his dog Rocky. In October 2012, he lost the love of his life, his wife of 33 years, Betty Duncan. Now after only a few short months they are reunited again.
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Francis is survived by his children, Richard Duncan, Steven Duncan, Susan Kennedy, Marcia Duncan, Joseph Duncan, Carla Gerard, and Carl Duncan. Also surviving are his 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private family services will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
Published in Northwest Florida Daily News on Feb. 17, 2013