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In Memory of

Billy Max Duncan

March 19, 1934 - April 2, 2016

Obituary


Billy Max Duncan, Sr. was born March 19, 1934 and entered peacefully into eternal rest on April 2, 2016. He was born to Doyle and Edna Duncan and six older brothers in Calhoun County Arkansas.

Billy Max is preceeded in entrance to Heaven by his wife of 39 years, Camille Riley Duncan; his mother, Edna Blann Duncan; his father, Doyle Bunyan Duncan; four brothers, Lamar, Eugene, Ray and Paul; a son, Timothy Sweeny; and a granddaughter, Cammie Atchison.

Mr. Duncan is survived by his son, Stanley Sweeny of Hermitage, AR; son,...

Billy Max Duncan, Sr. was born March 19, 1934 and entered peacefully into eternal rest on April 2, 2016. He was born to Doyle and Edna Duncan and six older brothers in Calhoun County Arkansas.

Billy Max is preceeded in entrance to Heaven by his wife of 39 years, Camille Riley Duncan; his mother, Edna Blann Duncan; his father, Doyle Bunyan Duncan; four brothers, Lamar, Eugene, Ray and Paul; a son, Timothy Sweeny; and a granddaughter, Cammie Atchison.

Mr. Duncan is survived by his son, Stanley Sweeny of Hermitage, AR; son, Billy Duncan, Jr (Tammy Duncan) of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Tina Ables (Don Ables) of Gladewater, TX; and daughter, Kari Atchison (Jerry Atchison) of Camden, AR; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers; Lucian Duncan and Harold Duncan both of Hampton, AR, and many nephews and nieces, as well as, his ex-wife, Joy Walker of Kilgore, TX .

He was affectionately known as Billy, Billy Max, Big Bill, Dad/Daddy, Pop/Buddy by family and friends.

Billy Max graduated from Hampton High School in 1952, later attending trade school, owning gravel and log trucks and eventually settling into a long successful career as a pipefitter welder allowing for residing in many places across the county.

In 1961, he married Norma Camille Riley and had three children while living in Hampton, Arkansas. By 1968, he and Camille were enticed to adventure out and began a great adventure across the county moving as his specialty trade required him to perform work during the 1970's on various types of power plants eventually settling in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to his welding career, he enjoyed fishing, wood working, automobile restoration and impromptu weekend site seeing trips.

As a man, he modeled respect, work ethic and integrity to all who knew him. As a husband and father, he added to these attributes a character of self-control, humility and jovial mischief. He worked hard for many years to provide for his family. His children are much appreciative of all of the efforts their father made to provide a balance of work and family time and the lasting influence this has had on their own families.

To the end, Billy Max knew and loved the Lord, singing hymns and praises until his voice was taken only a week before his death. It is with knowledge of the assurance of his eternal rest in the presence of the Savior Jesus Christ that those who loved him will mourn his passing, but celebrate his release from the pain and sorrow that afflicted him for his final years and with God's peace and joy say 'Go Dad into your deserved rest, for eternity and we will see you soon, Love You Daddy'.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Young's Chapel with Robbie Duncan officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery in Strong under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Parkinson's or Alzheimer/Dementia Research Association in memory of Billy Max Duncan, Sr.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com