William Anthony Duncan

July 20, 1939 ~ September 4, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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On Monday, September 4th, 2023, unknown to his earthly family, our beloved Tony had an appointment to meet his savior.

Tony Duncan was born on July 20th, 1939 and lived a life of selflessness and sacrifice for others. He was a loving spouse, an invested parent and grandparent, and an example to all he met. Tony was an incredible brother to his siblings and siblings by my marriage. Tony had many dear friends but will be remembered by all for his wisdom, intelligence, kindness, generosity, and his unwavering positive attitude. 

Throughout his life, he was accomplished in his profession as a scientist for the united States Department of Defense, leaving a lasting impact leading the chemical laser defense system. Tony invested nearly 20 years in young people as a baseball coach, an academic tutor and four decades as a  football official. 

Tony was known for his incredible intelligence and served as the family encyclopedia mixed with wit and wisdom for those who needed information and solicited sage advice. Present day offers everyone the ability to retrieve information at their fingertips, but we had Tony who could offer it instantly and with a distinct voice inflection that only he could provide. The family often said, "Ask Siri, ask Google, or ask Tony."

We are confident Tony Duncan was greeted in heaven with a "Well done my good and faithful servant!" To say that his presence will be deeply missed by all those that knew him would be grossly understated. 

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Harmon and Stella Duncan; brother, Jim Duncan; sisters, Linda Duncan and Nancy Bush; and his wife, Margaret Elmore Duncan. Survivors include his wife, Paula Duncan; and his children, Andy Duncan, Patty Duncan Crumpton (Morris), Mike Duncan, and Jimmy Loggins. Tony loved all of his grandchildren: Chris and Stephen Crumpton, Savannah, Chandler, and Riley Duncan, Erin Elliott, Isabella and Bianca Loggins. Tony also enjoyed his three great-grandchildren. 

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September 8, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
West Huntsville Baptist Church

Funeral Service
September 8, 2023

12:00 PM
West Huntsville Baptist Church

Graveside Service
September 8, 2023

1:00 PM
Valhalla Memory Gardens, Huntsville


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