Duncan, Russell Paul

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duncan_russell_paulRussell Paul Duncan, 81, of Christiansburg, Va., went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, after a sudden illness. He was born on January 10, 1929, in Floyd County, to the late Gilbert W. and Elva H. Duncan.

Russell was a beloved husband, father, and brother, grandfather and greatgrandfather. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Sarah T. Duncan; children, Larry Duncan and wife, Diane, Linda Whitworth and husband, Russell, David Duncan, Wayne Duncan and wife, Beth and Diane Kelly; sister and brother-in-law, Reva and Bob Semones; grandchildren, Scot and Toby Duncan, Tara McAllister, Elizabeth McCann, Chris Duncan; greatgrandchildren, Christopher, Caleb, Scarlett Duncan, Sarah Wilson, Parker McAllister, Currin McCann, Jordan, Kayla and Brandon Duncan; sistersin-law, Julia Bratton and husband, Robert, Sally Boles and husband, Rudy, Mary Peterman and husband, Bill, Mary Francis Teany and Margie Teany; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Russell was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Navy. He owned and operated Duncan’s Texaco for 36 years in Christiansburg, he served on the County Board of Supervisors for four years. He was a Mason, and a member of the Lions Club and Jaycee’s. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Christiansburg Life Saving Crew. He was a member of Old Brick Presbyterian Church in Radford, Va.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at the Horne Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be conducted 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2010, at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kathy Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Indian Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to The Christiansburg Rescue Squad “Riner Station,” P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24073 or to the Riner Fire Department, P.O. Box 11, Riner, Va. 24149.

The Duncan family is being served by Horne Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be sent to www.hornefuneralservice.com.