Romulus ‘Jolley’ Duncan

Published 11:44 am Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Romulus “Jolley” Duncan, 98, of Dysartsville, died on Monday, Fe. 17, 2020 at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, in Salisbury.

A native of Spruce Pine, he was born on July 4, 1921 to the late Rom and Connie Jolley Duncan. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army as a field artillery heavy machine hunner where he fought in five battles, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was also briefly apart of the Battle of the Bulge. He attended Brevard College, Western Carolina and then attended college in Berea, Kentucky where he majored in agriculture. He retired from Davie County Health Department as an environmentalist.

He is also preceded in death by: his wife of 44 years, Genevieve Tate Duncan, who died on Dec. 8, 1993; his twin brother Jack as an infant; and a sister, Margaret Duncan Byrd.

Survivors: a son, Ronald Eugene Duncan of Nebo; 2 daughters, Carol Duncan Hendricks and husband Richard of Mocksville, and Janice Elaine Duncan of Statesville; 4 grandchildren, Ronnie Lee Duncan of Nebo, Christina Starr and husband Christopher of Rembert of S.C., Jenna Hendricks Granger and husband Brad of Roanoke, Va., Cara Hendricks of Waynesville; 2 great-grandchildren, Conner and Cody Starr; and a special friend, Anna Snyder of Granada Hills, Calif.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Morrison officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10-11 a.m.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Army.

Memorials: Trinity UMC, 174 Trinity Church Loop, Nebo, 28762; or First UMC of Mocksville, 310 N. Main St.