Walter was born in Mercedes, Texas in September of 1926. He was the only child of Frank Walter Duncan Sr. and Charlotte Trousdale. He graduated from Mercedes High School.
Walter served in the United States Navy during WW2 and subsequently graduated from The University of Texas Austin with a BA degree. He married Martha Nicholson and moved to Brownsville where he owned and operated Electric Fixture Supply for more than 50 years.
He was a member, a deacon and a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church in Brownsville. He was also a member of Gideons International, a Mason and a member of both the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.
On June 10th 2017, he passed away peacefully at Valley View Assisted Living and Memory Care. Walter was a devoted Christian and has gone to his eternal home to be with his Lord and Savior.
Walter was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and did his very best to instill the love of the Lord in his family and friends.
He is survived by his children; Andrea Sue Meyners of Georgetown, Texas, Dr. Joy Lunan and her husband Dr. James Lunan of Middlebury, Connecticut, William ”Bill” Duncan and his wife Marisela of Brownsville, and David Duncan of Los Fresnos.
He is also survived by his grandchildren; Amanda Meyners Desoto and her husband Fred of Cedar Park, Texas, Sean Meyners and his wife Ginger of Leander, Texas, Crystal Legere, Dr. Brandon Duncan, Andrew Duncan of New York City and Alexandra Duncan. His great-grandson Camden Meyners lives in Leander, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Buena Vista Burial Park. Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Funeral Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Walter’s memory to Gideon’s International for the purchase and distribution of bibles to those in need of the Lord’s word. Contributions may be sent to Gideons; P.O. Box 211, Olmito, Texas, 78575 and online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I met Mr. Duncan back in 1983. I was a young salesman working for a large electrical manufacturer soliciting business from EFS. He was kind, compassionate and had a lively sense of humor, quickly becoming a mentor and role model for me. What I admired most, he was a man of faith and was not afraid to express his love of God and neighbor. That made a lasting impression on me and an inspiration to follow. May his Soul rest in the loving arms of our Savior. Thank you Lord for the gift of his life
Don PesekCorpus Christie, TX
Condolences to the Duncan family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
Williams FamilyBloomfield, MI
Condolences to Walter's family. Walter was a unique individual with incisive insights into life and business. I remember how he used to walk from his office to the post office enjoying the sights and sounds of downtown Brownsville in the frenetic days before the great peso devaluations. Walter will be missed by many.
Denis DowneyBrownsville, TX
Rest in peace Walter, the Gideons and I personally will miss you deeply. You filled a place in our ministry that will not be filled soon. Enjoy heaven!
Fred GreenwoodBrownsville, TX
RIP Mr. Duncan, It was a pleasure knowing and working with you. My condolences to the entire family. Hugs to you David and Bill.
My prayers are with your family.
Pattie MedinaBrownsville, TX