Jim aka Dunc Duncan was born in Gravette, Arkansas to James Alexander & Emma Pearl Duncan on March 12, 1926. He was the youngest of 13 children. As a young man he joined the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Gallatin during WWII.
After his service in the Navy he moved to Gilroy, CA to live near his beloved sister NadineMcPeak. He soon went to work for Robinson Fan, which became Air-O-Fan Products.
He began as a welder and through the 40+ years moved up to Superintendent of the manufacturing plant. During those years he designed and built sprayer models that are still being manufactured today. When the company moved to the Central Valley he started his own business with his son representing and selling the Air-O-Fan equipment line on the Central Coast, until his last days.He met Marie A Castro in the summer of 1949.
They married in June 1950. Dunc enjoyed hunting, fishing, team roping and golf. He also had a talent and enjoyed working on antique motors. He and Mary spent many weekends at antique swap meets and camping with family and friends, which often included a stop at a casino to try their luck.
Most people would agree that Dunc was a great storyteller, and always had a new joke or sometimes an old joke with a new twist.
Dunc is survived by his only son Arliss, daughter-in-law Carol, his grandchildren Carissa and Danny, Danny’s wife Rachel and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary, all his brothers and sisters and parents.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warriors or donors favoritecharity. For online condolences please visit http://www.habingfamilyfuneralhome.com .