William Carr Duncan - age: 87
(August 02, 1929 to August 05, 2016
Reverend William Carr Duncan
William Carr Duncans journey began on August 2, 1929 when he was born to parents Daphne and Griffin Duncan in Nashville, TN.
He went home to be with our Heavenly Father August 5th, 2016 at the age of 87.
Bill spent his childhood in Nashville before moving with his family to Southgate, CA when he was 17 years old. The family joined the First Baptist Church of Southgate and it was there that he first met his future wife, Betty Faw. Bill and Betty were part of a thriving church and youth group, sang in the church choir and also sang in a mixed quartet together.
On Christmas day 1951, Bill proposed to Betty and on March 1, 1952, they were married.
His plans to enter college and seminary were interrupted with the conflict in Korea and the call to military service. After completing his tour of duty, Bill came home and enrolled in college. Bill was a graduate of the American Baptist Theological Seminary of the West, Covina Campus. He also served as Youth Minister in churches in Azusa, Long Beach and Gardena, CA. After completing seminary in 1963, he was called as Senior Pastor to the First Baptist Church of Greenacres in Bakersfield, CA where he served for 10 years. In 1973 he moved with Betty and children, Lorin and Cheryl, to Ukiah, CA, where he served as Senior Pastor to the First Baptist Church of Ukiah for 22 years. He retired in 1994, but continued various ministries as opportunities were given.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty, by his son, Lorin and his wife, Patricia, their sons, Ben and Seth, Seths wife, Kayli, and their daughter Sophia. He is also survived by his daughter, Cheryl Liberty, and her husband, Ross, their daughters, Laura and Amanda, and by Amandas husband, Mark Andrews. He is also survived by his brother, Ray and wife, Robbie Duncan of Bend, OR, and by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Wynelle Faw, of Seattle, WA, and by many nieces and nephews.
Bill will be long remembered for the love of his Savior, his family, his friends, and for the gospel he loved to preach.
A celebration of life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Ukiah on Friday, August 19th, at 2pm with a reception to follow in McCray Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bills name to the First Baptist Churchs building fund.
Burial arrangements are being made by Eversole Mortuary.