Thomas "Sam" Duncan

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thomas "Sam" Duncan, 91, of South Lyon, Mich., passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 27, 1919 in Letona, Ark. to the late Thomas Allen and Maude (Graddy) Duncan.

He is survived by his four loving children, Joann (LaVern) Wolff of Piggott, Donna (Jan) Beeson of Jonesboro, Carolyn Sue Duncan of Springville, Tenn. and Thomas L. (Joanne) Duncan of South Lyon, Mich. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and his brother, Dewayne (Wanda) Duncan of Arnold, Mo.

Sam was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Louise (McElvoy) Duncan in 1995; his brother, Bill Duncan and three sisters, Reba Wood, Dale Crowson and Floye Wood.

Following his retirement from the Michigan Seamless Tube Company in 1973, he and his wife Louise relocated to Piggott. They lived in the city 14 years before returning to South Lyon in 1987.

He enjoyed fishing, golfing with his friends, wintering in Florida and spending time with his family. Sam was a devoted member of the South Lyon Church of Christ. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23 at the Phillips Funeral Home, 122 West Lake Street, South Lyon, Mich. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Lyon Church of Christ or the charity of the giver's choice.

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