Richard  Duncan (February 11, 1941 - March 05, 2023)

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Richard Duncan
  • February 11, 1941
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  • March 05, 2023

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Richard A. Duncan, passed away on March 5, 2023, at the age of 82, and is now at peace after suffering from a battle with cancer and pulmonary fibrosis.

Survived by his wife Tommie, of 62 years; a daughter, a son, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; “Dickey” was born on February 11th, 1941, in Roanoke, Virginia, and was one of five children born to Clifton Duncan and Sally Cress.

Richard, a Vietnam veteran, was awarded the Airman’s Metal for distinguished heroism, while stationed at Nakhom Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, on July 25th 1966.  In addition, Richard earned the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Metal, along with other awards, during his Air Force firefighting career, while ultimately achieving the rank of Chief Master Sargent.

After retirement from the Air Force, Richard pursued civil service, where he achieved his most treasured career ambition, Fire Chief of the United States Air Force Academy.

Richard asked that a big, Thank You, be conveyed, for all of the support and friendships he cherished throughout his lifetime.

Visitation for Richard will be held on Friday, March 17th 2023 from 11:00 AM until the time of his service at 12:00 PM in the Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Heritage Place Chapel, 3990 E. SR 44 Suite105, Wildwood, Florida 34785.   Interment with Military Honors will be held on Friday March 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.



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3990 E SR 44 Suite 105

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March 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM


March 17, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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3990 E SR 44 Suite 105

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  1. Richard Duncan II says:
    14 Mar 2023
    I will miss my father, who always encouraged me to speak my mind; perhaps regretfully, in light of the verbal political battles we often had.

    He was always encouraging, supportive and loving at every turn. A great father figure that did everything, within his means, to provide a good quality of life for his wife, daughter and son.

    I will miss his presence, but I am thankful he is at peace.

  2. Ernst posted an image:
    11 Mar 2023
    Chief Duncan at the Air Force Academy, with Blodgett Peak in the background.
    Chief Duncan at the Air Force Academy, with Blodgett Peak in the background.

  3. Ernst says:
    10 Mar 2023
    Chief Duncan was a great fire chief, my mentor, and my friend. I owe my professional success in life to him directly. Thanks for letting me be one of your "pups" at the Air Force Academy. I will miss you dearly. Rest in peace my friend. Ernst & Linda Piercy

  4. Ernst says:
    10 Mar 2023
    A great fire chief, my mentor, and my friend. I am a better man because of you. Rest in peace my friend. Ernst and Linda Piercy

  5. Gene & Lisa Rausch says:
    10 Mar 2023
    Chief Duncan is remembered as my mentor and friend. "A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you." — Bob Proctor Also, thanks for letting us enjoy the view of Pikes Peak from 1993-1996.
    Gene & Lisa Rausch

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