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Jerry Duncan's Memorial
Submitted By: Colleen Yarbrough
- Birth Date:
- Sep 14, 1946
- Death Date:
- Mar 01, 2012
- United States
About Jerry Duncan
Born Sept. 14, 1946, in Russellville, Ala., the son of Othel and Alma E. (Bragwell) Duncan. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He married Colleen Stahl. Jerry was a supervisor for Chrysler Corporation, retiring in 2008. Member of Heartland Community Church. Jerry was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking, golfing, and boating, especially at his Wisconsin lake home. He was an avid fan of the University of Alabama and NASCAR, and he will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Colleen Novak-Duncan; daughters, Colleen (Jerry) Yarbrough and Janel (Rob) Ellsworth; stepchildren, Tara (Don) Long, Chad (Nancy) Novak, and Ky (Erin) Novak; grandchildren, Tyler and Travis Yarbrough, Danielle Hansen, Jacob Ellsworth, Aspyn, Ciera, and Kinzie Novak, and Kassidy and Hunter Long; brother, Roger (Sharon) Duncan; and sister, Belinda Seaton. Predeceased by his parents, Othel and Jean Duncan; sister, Frieda Duncan; and brothers, Garry and Randy Duncan. Special thanks to Dr. Patricia Thompson of Cancer Treatment Centers of America for all your kindness and love shown throughout Jerry’s time spent with you.ng, especially at his Wisconsin lake home. He was an avid fan of the University of Alabama and NASCAR, and he will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.
Jerry Duncan's Legacy
When Jerry believed in something he believed in it whole heartedly. He worked for Chrysler for 40 years, retiring as the Paint Department Supervisor. As his children began driving and owning their own cars, they were repeatedly told "If it's not a Chrysler product you can't park in the drive way...park it in the street". He felt the same way about his football teams Green Bay and Crimson Tide, favorite Nascar driver, or people he loved and knew. A Self proclaimed "Alabama Crimson Tide's Biggest Fan", he lived all year long for the game season. He didn't know an enemy, everybody was a friend. He lived his life to the fullest, enjoying every moment. He wasn't afraid to learn new things and many times taught himself how to build things. He took great pride in anything he did and his workmanship showed it.
He instilled in his children to love and respect all. He had great pride and joy in his Grandchildren. Always telling them to give everything 100%.
He became ill in late 2010 with cancer. He had more strength and hope than anyone could. He never gave up hope and always was determined to beat his illness. Although he lost the battle, he won the greatest prize of eternal peace and happiness.
Although the void in my life will never be filled, Heaven gained another angel. He is catching the ultimate fish, conversing with Bear Bryant and together with his parents and sibilings again.
I Love You Dad!
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