Obituary of Hershell Roy Duncan Jr.
Hershell Roy Duncan Jr. was born on July 30, 1948 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. He was the second oldest of five children, born to the late Hurshell R and Carrie M Duncan.
Hershell attended and graduated from Paseo High School. He continued his education at Avila College. After graduating, Hershell enlisted into the United States Marine Corps; where he served two terms. He became a Corporal and was on the front line of the Vietnam War. While in the Marine Corp he became a boxer and studied martial arts. He was stationed in several countries around the world and traveling became one of his passions. During his time in the military he met his first wife Yvonne L Duncan. In this union they had four children.
After Hershell retired from the United States Marine Corps he worked at different places. The different places of employment thus follows: DWN, Duncan Accommodator Services, Union Pacific Railroad (Business Car Steward & Executive Matred), Glenwood Manor (Convention Center Coordinator) and Kansas City School District (Aide to Principal). During that time he met and married his second wife Norma Brown. In this union was born two sons.
Hershell was a Man of God. He gave his life to Christ at an early age. He attended Sheffield Family Life Center with his mother. Later on in his life he attended Life Changers Church where his daughter and son in law were the pastors. Everyone affectionately knew him as Pop, Butchie and Serge. He was a hardworking, faithful man who loved and worked relentlessly for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hurshell and Carrie Duncan, his siblings Johnny, Ladanity, Socrates and grandson Jermaine Hawkins.
He leaves to cherish his memory his Aunt Burt, Sister Lisa TImmons, devoted children Dedire Hawkins, Jerome Duncan, Carla Johnson, Carrie Johnson(Kenneth), Hershell Duncan III and James Duncan (Diamond), grandchildren: Jasmaine, JaeAsia, Jewel, Cordell, Alexis, Christopher (Jessica), Christian Nea, Calvin II, Christa, Christen, Kaelin, Moses, Qadafi, Jada, Jalynn, Laila and James Jr., great-grandchildren: Kamoria, Amari, Cason, Chrislynn and J’ream and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives.
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put His arms around you
And whispered “Come to me, “
With tearful eyes we watched you
As you slowly slipped away
And though we loved you dearly
We couldn’t make you stay.
Your golden heart stopped beating
Your tired hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
by Frances and Kathleen Coelbe
“Visitation for Marine Veteran Mr. Hershell Roy Duncan, Jr. will be Friday April 17, 2020 2:00PM til 5:00PM Dyer@ Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home 2103 East 3rd Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104. “Cremation will Follow” Private Burial Veteran Cemetery Topeka, Kansas.
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