Monday, April 15, 2013

MSgt (Ret.) KB Duncan Obituary

Kay Brill Duncan

September 18, 1935 April 12, 2013


Retired U.S. Air Force MSgt Combat Controller Kay Brill Duncan Sr., 77, passed away Friday, April 12 2013 at Tuomey Medical Center in Sumter after a courageous battle with several ailments.

Born September 18, 1935 in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Wade Hampton Duncan and Tempie Lanier Duncan of Whiteville N.C. His family and friends lovingly knew him as K.B. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 34 years, Terasita Julie Ricafort Duncan. Surviving are two daughters, Ann Duncan Heredia (Greg) of Fairfield, CA. and Karen Duncan Page (Kelvin) of Sumter, SC; two sons Kay B Duncan Jr. (Julie) of Pelion, SC and Terry Hampton Duncan of Sumter, SC; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

K.B. served 27 years in the armed services. He served in the Army and the Army National Guard before he found his home in the Air Force. He toured in Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines as well as several other duty stations both abroad and in the US. He was one of the early members of the elite United States Air Force Combat Control Team where he formed a strong bond and brother hood with his fellow beloved Combat Controllers. He was a recipient of many decorations and medals that included the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Medal, and the Bronze Star for acts of heroism. K.B. retired from the Air Force in 1979 at the rank of Master Sergeant. He went on to graduate from Horry-Georgetown Technical College with a degree in Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management. He retired a second time from US Airways after working in New York’s LaGuardia Airport, then Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and finally Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a ticket agent. After twice retiring, he and his wife, Julie, started their business in Myrtle Beach, The Ice Cream Machine, which gave them both great pleasure.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 one hour prior to the service from 1-2 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crosswell Home for Children 11 Crosswell Dr. Sumter, SC 29040

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

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