Former Ardmore resident Billy Carl Duncan passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 79 from a brief illness and a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Bill was born March 7, 1938 at Terral, Oklahoma, to the late Carl Lewis Duncan and Daisy Alene (Howard) Duncan. Bill was a member of the Terral High School class of 1956.
He and the former Juanita Thompson were married Oct. 18, 1963. Bill and Juanita were the parents of two sons, Ken and Ron. They were married for 51 years when Juanita passed away in 2015. They were residents of Ardmore for all of their married years.
Bill proudly served his country as a member of the 4002d U.S. Army Garrison, U. S. Army Reserve Unit in Ardmore. The unit was called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis, serving at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Upon returning, he completed his military obligation and was honorably discharged.
For nearly 20 years, Bill was the chief accountant for Big Chief Roofing Company and Blue Bonnet Feeds in Ardmore. After that, Bill pursued an entrepreneurial path as he and Juanita owned and operated J & J Grocery and Bait Shop on Lake Murray Drive for over three decades. They were both long-time members of the First Christian Church of Ardmore. Bill was a 32nd Degree Mason with membership in Masonic Lodge #32 AF & AM and was a member of the Ardmore Optimist Club. Bill served several terms as a member of the Ardmore City Schools Board of Education during the 1980s and 1990s, including leading the Board as chairman. Bill placed his faith in Jesus Christ and enjoyed serving as an elder in his church.
Survivors include his two sons and their wives, Ken and Darcy Duncan of Sulphur and Ron and Amy Duncan of Austin, Texas; grandsons, Grant, Darby, Harrison and Ryan Duncan; brother, Donald Duncan of Livingston, Texas; and sister, Linda Harrison of Amarillo. 
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the Centennial Chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home in Ardmore. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bill’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
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