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Edward Lawrence Duncan

d. December 4, 2021

Edward Lawrence Duncan

WEAVERVILLE – Edward Lawrence Duncan of Weaverville, NC passed away on December 4th, 2021, in York, PA while visiting his sons over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Ed was born April 18, 1945, in Cedar Grove, WV.  One of four brothers and the son of educators Kathryn Lawrence Duncan (d.1985) and James Lewis Duncan (d.2006), Ed was raised in his native Kanawha River Valley, graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1963 and earned his Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 1968.

Ed began a lifelong career with BASF Corporation in Galveston, TX in 1970 that would take him to Williamsburg, VA, Charlotte, NC and eventually to Asheville, NC where he retired from (then) Colbond in 2001.  A Weaverville resident since 1995, he cultivated longtime friendships and a love of golf at Reems Creek Golf Club.  Ed is fondly remembered for his sense of humor, gregarious nature and gift for working with his hands.  Neighbors and family recall his quick wit and willingness to assist with home repair projects large and small. 

Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Patricia Mauney Duncan of Weaverville, NC.   Married in 1999, Ed and Pat together discovered a love of travel that included Alaska, Austria and Switzerland.  But their greatest joy was their large, blended family that included 7 children, 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Ed leaves behind sons Charles Lewis Duncan (Jennifer), Clark Stewart Duncan (Sumner) and Daniel Edward Duncan (Ann), and grandchildren Elspeth Duncan, Sam Duncan, Noah Duncan and Kay Duncan.  Ed is also survived by stepchildren Cheryl Nick, Dana Hunter (Terry), Andrea Richardson (Jeff) and Brad Allen, step grandchildren Josh Lingerfelt (Courtnee), Carolina Nick, Justin Whittemore (Amber), Lauren Kilby (Kevin), Olivia Hedrick (Garrett), Caroline Richardson, Jake Richardson, Brianna Warren (Will) and Brooklyn Sanders (Garrett) and step great-grandchildren, Dilynn Lingerfelt, Avery Lingerfelt, Tinley Whittemore, Libby Whittemore, Lennox Kilby, Willow Kilby and Miller Warren.  He is also survived by brother John Duncan (Karin) of Maine, Jimmy Duncan (Jewell) of Colorado and Neal Duncan of Washington D.C.  He will be dearly missed by all.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at West Family Funeral Home, Weaverville, NC on Tuesday, December 28th at 2:30 pm by the Reverend Deval Mason.  The family requests that masks be worn by those in attendance.

Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Asheville, or the charity of one's choice.

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of West Funeral Home

17 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville, NC 28787

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