Frederick Henry Duncan Jr.
Frederick Henry Duncan Jr. of Lebanon, Ohio, passed away on November 24, 2021, at the age of 93. Born in Pelham, N.C., he was the son of Frederick Henry Duncan Sr. and Helen Fowlkes Duncan.
Fred was a devoted member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church and served as an usher for many years. An Army veteran, he served in the Military Police during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Schoolfield High School, received an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Averett College. He was also a graduate of the Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Institute in Baton Rouge.
Employed by the Danville Police Department, Fred retired in 1987 as a lieutenant after thirty-five years of service. In 1988, he was awarded Policeman of the Year by the Dan River American Legion Post No. 1097. He also served on the Danville Life Saving Crew and was a former president of the Exchange Club and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Fred was a talented basket weaver and, along with his wife, made and sold his baskets and their crafts as Country Accents. Over the years, he shared his life with many beloved pets and enjoyed training the family's dogs. He fiercely loved his family and was an avid reader and gardener. Fred had a penchant for a good joke and always had a twinkle in his eyes.
Survivors are his wife of seventy years, Shirley Grogan Duncan of Lebanon, Ohio; his daughter, Robin Duncan Hasty and husband, Andy, of Waynesville, Ohio; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren, Brian Andrew Hasty and wife, Eryn; two great-grandchildren, Blakeney and Harper of Fredericksburg, Va., and Taylor Duncan Hasty and wife, Rachael; and two great-grandchildren, Landen and Raleigh, of Lexington, S.C. In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by his brother, Robert William Duncan.
A memorial service will be held at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. with Jae Cho officiating. The family will receive friends in the church parlor from 1 until 2 p.m. A private interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery following the service. Masks and social distancing are required.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 107 West Main Street, Danville, VA 24541, Danville Life Saving Crew, 630 Randolph Street, Danville, VA 24541, or Danville Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 3352, Danville, VA 24543.
Townes Funeral Home is serving the Duncan family. Online condolences may be made at www.townesfuneralhome.com
Published by Danville and Rockingham County on Dec. 5, 2021.