Douglas Delano Duncan, age 61, of Marietta, SC, died Sunday, December 16, 2018 in Greenville, South Carolina. Born on December 11, 1957 in Tabor City, NC to the late Willis Delano Duncan and Barbara Stocks Duncan, Douglas was surrounded by family when he passed. He leaves behind his wife of forty-one years, Marta Therese Duncan, three sons, Joshua, Seth, and Kyle, and eight grandchildren.
In life, Doug, as he was known to his friends, loved his family, fishing, and airplanes. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force after high school, and rose to the rank of Master Sergeant. An aircraft mechanic by trade, Doug worked on B-52s, B-1 bombers, and KC-135 air refueling tankers. He was a veteran of Kosovo, Desert Shield/Storm, and Operations Deny Flight, Vigilant Warrior, and Provide Comfort. Upon completing 20 years of service, Doug retired from the Air force and began turning wrenches on piston aircraft. For nearly a decade Doug owned and operated his own aircraft repair station as a Cirrus Authorized Service Center in Greenville, SC.
Doug will always be remembered for his smile, good sense of humor, warm hugs, and eagerness to help others. He never once met a stranger and always did his best. Above all, Doug was a fighter, and waged a brave battle against cancer. Although it was not a battle he won, he now resides in almighty glory with our Heavenly Father and in eternal peace.
The family will receive visitors at the home of his mother, Barbara Duncan, 200 Duncan Small Rd., Tabor City, NC starting at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, December 21, 2018.
Burial is scheduled for Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the Duncan Cemetery, Savannah Rd., Tabor City, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.