Richard Earl Duncan

Richard Earl Duncan

Richard Earl Duncan, 68, of Bluford, Illinois, passed away at 10:18 am July 5, 2021 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was born October 25, 1952 in Mount Vernon, Indiana to the late William and Dorothy (Sexton) Duncan. Richard married Linda (Baker) Duncan on August 21, 1982 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly 39 years of marriage.

In addition to his beloved wife, Richard is survived by his stepdaughter, Mikah Cooper of Sesser, Illinois; brothers, Roger Duncan and wife, Kara, Bruce Duncan, and Ronald Duncan, all of Olney, Illinois; sisters, Janice Hale of Wayne City, Illinois, Carol Lilly and husband, John of Navarre, Florida, Peggy Barta and husband, Peter of Hollsopple, Pennsylvania, Debra Carrasco and husband, Ray of Orosi, California, and Donna (Duncan)McCormack and husband, Richard of Flora, Illinois; step grandchildren, Gerrod Tolley, ShaLynn Tolley, and Alex Cooper; step-great-grandson, Wyatt David Tolley; sisters-in-law, Joyce Sprehe and Carol Earls and husband, Verner, all of Mount Vernon, and Sherry Duncan of Calhoun, Illinois; brother-in-law, Robert Gertsch of Olney, Illinois; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his siblings, Kenneth Duncan, Robert Duncan, Bill Duncan, Mary Laird, Carla Gertsch, and Sandra Duncan.

Richard was a truck driver who enjoyed woodworking and searching for arrowheads in his spare time. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Visitation will be held Monday, July 12, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City, Illinois. Graveside Memorial Service will begin at 11:00 am with Dr. Ryan Burge officiating. Inurnment will follow. Full Military Rite will be held at the cemetery. Memorials may be made in Richard’s honor to the American Cancer Society or Gary Sinise Foundation for Veteran’s Services.

Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.

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