Leslie Ray Duncan, Sr., 90, of the Blowing Springs community in Clinton

Leslie Ray Duncan, Sr., age 90 of the Blowing Springs Community in Clinton, TN went to be with the Lord, his mother and his son on June 27, 2022.

Ray was a loving father and friend to all the community.  He was a member of Blowing Springs Baptist Church.  He loved the Lord, his family, his music and everyone he came in contact with.  He was a member of the Masons Lodge in Lake City/Rocky Top, was choir director and deacon for Deep Springs Baptist Church, Blowing Springs Baptist Church, and Oak Grove Baptist Church, taught singing school, and was Boy Scout Leader for troop #131 in Clinton.  Ray retired from Clinton Utilities Board as a lineman/meter reader.  He was also was a member of the Duncan Singers who consisted of his dad, brother, and sisters and the Jubilares Quartet. He was a veteran and Corporal of the United States Army where he served our country in the Korean War and also played the bugle.

Ray was born September 3, 1931in Anderson County, Tennessee to the late Byrd W. Duncan, Sr. and Melinda Stocks Duncan.  In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his son, Leslie Ray Duncan, Jr.; sister, Thelma Adkisson; brother, Byrd W. Duncan, Jr; half-brother, Mark Duncan.

He is survived by his wife, Ola B. Duncan; son, Timothy Merrell Duncan; daughter-in-law’s, Katherine S. Whaley and Charlene Berry Duncan; grandchildren, Abra Aleph Duncan; sister, Beulah Comer; half-brothers, Wendall Duncan and Langley Duncan.

The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home.  His funeral service will follow in the chapel with Rev. David White and Rev. Jimmy Davidson officiating.  His graveside will be 11:00 am Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery.  Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.  holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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