David Christopher Duncan, Sr.

Born on August 3, 1951

Departed on June 10, 2017

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 David Christopher Duncan, Sr. was born August 3, 1951 to the late William Richard Duncan, Sr. and Mary Alice Hall Duncan in San Antonio, Texas. He passed away on Saturday night, June 10, 2017 at 65 years of age. He was the youngest of three children, with one sister and one brother.

David was educated in the Nashville Public Schools, graduating from North High School in 1969. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tennessee State University and an M.B.A. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Detroit. David’s professional career began at Xerox in Rochester, New York. Subsequent employment included employment as a design engineer at Ford Motor Company in Detroit, a design engineer at Nissan in Smyrna, Tennessee, and a quality manager at Servitech Industries in Nashville. He travelled abroad making several trips to Japan for his work at Nissan and another manufacturing company. During some of his time in Japan, he learned much of the culture and was able to speak many phrases in Japanese. David retired from Servitech Industries on May 31, 2017.

David was interested in auto design and mechanics. He was also a business manager and utilized his business knowledge to manage a business for one of his relatives. He enjoyed music by the Eagles, Chicago, Peter Frampton, Michael Jackson, Kenny G. and Stevie Wonder. In recent years, David was also a devoted caregiver to his disabled wife, Patricia, who suffers from dementia. He worked diligently providing for her care around the clock.

At an early age, David joined Hall Memorial Baptist Church. Later, he became a church family member of Highland Park Church. David loved Jesus, and he loved his church. He made serving weekly communion his ministry at Highland Park Church. He was extremely proud that his son, David Jr., plays in the church band.

Both of David’s sons are musicians, in addition to working at their regular jobs. David supported their performances, and went to hear them play as often as possible. He was a devoted family man and showed unwavering love and support to his wife, his sons, his mother, his sister, and his extended family. He had a great sense of humor, and was a warm, kind, caring person. He was considered “the rock” by many family members who would go to him for advice or just to have him to talk to.  He put God first in everything, often saying “I couldn’t do this without God’s love and goodness.” David’s memory will be cherished by a devoted family, his wife, Patricia Johnson Duncan, his sons, David C. Duncan, Jr. and Sean P. Duncan, his mother, Mary Alice Duncan; sister, Mary Duncan Scott;  aunts, Lois Harmon, and Leona Duncan; uncles, Austin Duncan and Floyd Duncan, good family friend and helper for his wife,  Laurita Bond, and a host of cousins and friends.

15 Comments to David Christopher Duncan, Sr.

  1. Millita Billups Robinson
    June 14, 2017 10:50 am

    David Jr, Sean and the Duncan family, on behalf of myself and my brothers we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts ache for you during this difficult time. Your father was a caring man and I will remember his kindness and wonderful laugh. We will continue to pray for your strength and know that you are in our thoughts. Love you, your cousins Millita Billups-Robinson, Kerri Coleman and Jeri Coleman.

  2. Kaycee Salmon
    June 14, 2017 11:07 am

    David Jr,

    Thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Your father was an amazing man and I always enjoyed talking to him and hearing his stories and laugh.

  3. Tammy Inness and Tim Helton
    June 14, 2017 11:19 am

    Think of you and your family at this time. I did not know your father Sean but want to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Safe travels on your way home and God speed to your dad.

  4. Lawrence Pillow
    June 14, 2017 11:49 am

    David Jr, Sean, and family. My family and I are so very sorry for your loss. Your dad and I were good friends so I feel a sense of deep loss as well. If ever there is anything I can do for you 2 young men please call me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
    Lawrence Pillow and family

  5. Carol Penix
    June 14, 2017 11:53 am

    Sean, I am so sorry to learn this today and please know you will be in my prayers for comfort and peace through such a tough time for you and your family. You sure do look like your Dad and it seems he certainly loved you guys as well which I also pray you hold close as precious memories in the coming days.

  6. Sandra and Ricky Adams
    June 14, 2017 12:59 pm

    David Jr and Sean, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom is one of my close friends, and dad was the rock of your family. You all are in our prayers.

  7. Victoria & Contella Hall, Connie & Henry Brown, Juanita, LaRon, Renita, Nia, LaRon,II Bridgeforth
    June 14, 2017 1:03 pm

    To our wonderful cousins, God has blessed us to have David with is just for a little while. But in between the line he has accomplished so much. Family it is up to carry the legacy thought . Be strong in the Love, always been encouraged, for our God is with you always doing a difficult time like this. We love you, David, Jr., Sean, Mary Carolyn and Aunt Mary Alice. David Christopher Duncan, Sr. was a GOOD MAN!!!!!

  8. Victoria & Contella Hall, Connie & Henry Brown, Juanita, LaRon, Renita, Nia, LaRon,II Bridgeforth
    June 14, 2017 1:17 pm


  9. Karen Eben
    June 14, 2017 3:58 pm

    Hi Mary Carolyn, & Mrs. Duncan, and family. I just read David’s obituary. On behalf of myself, my mom Marian Mayberry, sister Sabrina Bagwell, and brother, Reuben Howse, our hearts are deeply saddened. We all have fond memories of David. Please know we are sending up prayers on your behalf. Our Love, Karen

  10. Laurita
    June 14, 2017 7:17 pm

    My deepest condolences and sincere sympathy are extended to the Duncan family, especially to my extended family, Pat, David Jr., Sean, Mary, Mrs. Mary Alice, and the entire Duncan/Driver family. May the joy of the Lord, and knowing who Jesus is ,be your source of strength at this most difficult time. I love all of you!

  11. Labredda wensil
    June 14, 2017 8:35 pm

    In my prayers .

  12. Eddie Harbert
    June 15, 2017 9:28 am

    In life there are some things that we cannot explain. However we know that God does not make mistakes. David was a friend to many of us and we will miss him dearly. We will be praying for you as well as with you. God bless you.

  13. Phillip Wright Jr.
    June 16, 2017 5:25 pm

    From my family to yours, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, David was a very nice guy and great to do business with. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May God soon give each of you peace that surpasses all understanding.

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