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Denver Duncan

December 6, 1935 ~ January 17, 2016 (age 80)
Denver Duncan, 80, a resident of Russellville, died Sunday, January 17, 2016, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.

He was born on December 6, 1935, in Gueydan, Louisiana to Oza Lewis and Rosa Marie Lyons Duncan. He was a graduate of Gueydan High School and soon joined the United States Air Force, where he served his country for over 20 years as a flight control system technician. He married Anne Catherine Hickingbotham on December 12, 1955, in England. After retirement from the Air Force, the couple moved to Russellville in 1975, and Denver went to work for the Arkansas Highway Department, where he worked for 20 years. He was an avid coin collector and loved collecting and repairing clocks. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Duncan; three brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Anne Duncan of Russellville; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Bob Gilbride of Little Rock; a granddaughter, Dr. Rebecca Burke and her husband, Pat, of Pearland, Texas; three sisters, Neva Wiseman of Mississippi, Pearl Bougeard of Crowley, Louisiana and Roxie Hill of Lafayette, Louisiana; two brothers, Bill Duncan of Calico Rock and Isaac Duncan of Louisiana; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016, at the Humphrey Chapel with the Rev. Jim Huffman officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.

Pallbearers will be Bob and Andy Gilbride, Pat Burke, Bruce Elliot, Bruce Kenner and Wil Higinbothom.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to IWMF, 6144 Clark Center Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34238 (


JAN 21. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Humphrey Funeral Service 

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

Chapel Service

JAN 22. 2:00 PM

Humphrey Funeral Service 

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

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