Larry Duncan Obituary

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Larry J. Duncan

October 6, 1942 - September 9, 2013
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Larry J. Duncan, 70, of New Athens, Illinois, born October 6, 1942, in Eagle Pass, Texas, passed away, Monday, September 9, 2013, at home. Mr. Duncan proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a self-made man, working extremely hard for everything he achieved. He was a supervisor and trainer with the petrochemical Company, Himont USA, Inc., in Houston, Texas. His job included traveling all over the world to train chemical engineers, on how to make plastics out of petrochemicals. After retiring from Himont USA, he was named "Salesman of the Year" in 1994, from the Toyota Corporation, while working for Tom Peacock...
Larry J. Duncan, 70, of New Athens, Illinois, born October 6, 1942, in Eagle Pass, Texas, passed away, Monday, September 9, 2013, at home.

Mr. Duncan proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a self-made man, working extremely hard for everything he achieved. He was a supervisor and trainer with the petrochemical Company, Himont USA, Inc., in Houston, Texas. His job included traveling all over the world to train chemical engineers, on how to make plastics out of petrochemicals. After retiring from Himont USA, he was named "Salesman of the Year" in 1994, from the Toyota Corporation, while working for Tom Peacock Nissan, in Houston, Texas. He was a member of the American Legion Post 2910, and the Lion's Club, in New Athens. He was a humble man who enjoyed golf, fishing, and American history. His passion was discussing and explaining the Civil War, Great Depression, WWII and current day politics to his friends and family, but especially to his grandchildren. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira B. and Vera D., nee Tyboroshi, Duncan.

Surviving are his loving wife of 26 years, Joan Duncan, nee Todd, of New Athens, Illinois; his children, Andrew (Beth) Duncan, of Kingwood, Texas , Tommy (Linda) Thompson, of Marissa, Illinois, Marsha (Marty) Degenhardt, of Murphysboro, Illinois, and Kelly (Scott) Beggs, of Smithton, Illinois; his grandchildren, Michael (Jessica Shadrick) Thompson, Melinda (Kiko Perez) Thompson, Malori (Adam Terry) Thompson, Jennifer (Eric) Lyon, Joshua (Kristen) Degenhardt, Ryan (Ashley) Degenhardt, Clayton (Savaunna Hoffmeister) Williams, Amanda (Nathan Kehoe) Williams, and Nate Beggs; great grandchildren, Mila, Ella, Layla, Harrison, Weston, Scott, Liam, and Trysten; two brothers, Ervin (Billie) Duncan, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Howard Duncan, of Lago Vista, Texas; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor John Lukomski officiating. Entombment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

"Joanie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I will always remember when Larry would make food for you to bring in to work. ..." Traci Miller

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