Richard Finley Duncan age 75 of Edmonton died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at his home.   He was the son of the late Archie Hayes and Kizzie James Bell Duncan.  Richard was a member and deacon of the Edmonton Baptist Church, owner and operator of Duncan Life and Health Insurance Company in Edmonton.  He was a US Army veteran and one of the founders of Barnlot Theatre in Edmonton.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM  Saturday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with entombment in the Edmonton Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM  Friday and after 9:00 AM  Saturday at the funeral home.   He is survived by his wife Jeanette VanZant Duncan.   Two daughters.   Gina Gibson and husband Dave of Edmonton.   Ellen Gregory and husband Eric of Midway, Kentucky.  Five grandchildren.   Russell Dean and Valerie Jeanette Gibson.   Virginia Grace, Duncan Wayne and Sarah James Gregory.   Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Jimmy Curt Duncan. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Edmonton Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

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  1. I .remember we was cutting tobboca at the mill lot and I was cutting for your dad.I hit the tobboca plant several times final I layed the tobboca knife down and put the tobboca plant up. I truned around to hand it to your dad. He had pull his capo off and throw it to the ground laughing at me .
    He is going to be missed. At least he is not in pain now. He is your graduling angel now. Sorry for your loss. We love you and will keep in you and your family in our prays.

    Connie and family

  2. Ellen & Eric – so sorry for your loss – our prayers & thoughts are with you & your family at this time – at this Thanksgiving time just be thankful for the good times you have shared. Bob & Mary Ann Crowe

  3. I was shocked to hear of his passing. He has been very helpful to our family and always had time to talk about our needs. A true gentleman that I will very much miss.

  4. God got another Angel! I feel so blessed to have known you and the pleasure of doing our plays at Barnlot!! You deserve the rest Richard. I pray for comfort for your loved ones. You helped my first directing show of Sunshine Boys be a success!! All the other plays we did together was a joy and I think you and I were the only ones who knew their lines at the first day of You are leaving many good memories behind. Take your bow proudly and break a leg in heaven! With much love and respect from one of the Barnlot Rats!

  5. Richard and I participated in many 4-H projects and events as we were growing up in Metcalfe county. He was a pleasant person and a good friend at that time. I have not had contact with him for years but will remember his good nature and friendly smile. We had a lot of fun at 4-H camp and other events. My sympathy to the family.

  6. My heart goes out to Richards family. Richard is at peace. But I will miss your humor and smile. You have taken a part of this community’s heart with you, Richard.

  7. I served in the Army with Richard for about six months. there are few people in life that you know for such a short time and yet you stay in touch for over fifty years Richard was that kind of person. Even though we are a thousand miles apart he will be sorely missed. I am sure Heaven will be as glad to have him as we were. Enjoy your reward Richard.

  8. Sorry I cannot make the visitation or funeral. I have many great memories of Richard. He was as fine a fellow as I have ever known. My heart goes out to you. David

  9. Richard will always be remembered by our family. He shared the stage in 2008 when I first decided to audition for a Barn Lot production, in the first since High School. I am grateful he graced the stage for so many years and opened The Miracle Worker in October. Hugs Gina. Love you.

  10. Truly sorry to learn of the passing of Richard. He was a great friend of my brother and four years older than me so I always looked up to him. I know it is always hard to lose a loved one and especially during the holiday season. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeanette and the entire family.

  11. My condolences. I was siting in Asmara one night when Richard walked in. I went to grade school in Edmonton years before but I recognized him. We talked a little I hope it is ok I submtted his name and date to Kagnew station web site. I stopped to see him a few time at the agency but as is usual not lately.

  12. So sorry to hear of the loss to your family!! I think your Dad was about our first contact in Metcalfe County and certainly your family is special to us!! Thinking of you all and wish I was close enough to give a hug!! Love, Laura Kay

  13. That smile will be much remembered and missed. What a kind, gentle person. Sending Love & Prayers to you Jeanette.

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