Deacon Grant Duncan, Sr., 72, of Peoria, Illinois passed away at 6:24 pm Friday, October 9, 2020 at Unity Point Hospital in Peoria.
Grant was born April 22, 1948 in Peoria the son of David and Lilly (Williams) Duncan, Sr. He married Estherline Spinks in Galesburg.
Surviving to cherish his memory is his loving wife over 30 years, Estherline. Three sons, Terrance James (Hope) Pendleton of Galesburg, Louis Howard and Jimmy Thompson both of Peoria; three daughters, Heather (Patrick) Shepherd, Aretha (Vida) Johnson and Heidi (Adrian) Pettis all of Peoria; four brothers, David D. (Betty) Duncan, Jr of St. Louis, Missouri, Mose Duncan, George Duncan and Christopher (Sue) Duncan all of Peoria; one step brother, Alphonso (Patricia) Smith of Louisville, Kentucky; two sisters, Darlene (Willie) White and Shonnel Duncan both of Peoria; twenty-five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; his aunt Ruth Jones of Chicago and his step mother, Lueseal Duncan of Peoria. He is preceded in death by his parents, three sons, Grant Duncan, Jr., Dean Thompson, Timothy Carlos Duncan; his daughter, Tammie Thompson and his brother, Harold Duncan.
Grant graduated from Manual High School in 1965 and attended two years at Illinois Central College. After graduation he served in the US Army from 1965-1968 during Vietnam War as a paratrooper and paramedic in the 82nd Airborne Division. Grant worked for 36 years for Caterpillar as a heavy machine operator.
Grant loved God and served him well. He was a deacon and member of the Rising Sun Baptist Church. He volunteered his time and labor to the Lighthouse Christian Center and Veterans Associations. Grant was blessed in the way he never turned anyone down who asked for help.
He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed watching the Los Angeles Lakers and Lebron James. His most cherished person in his life is his wife. He had a true love for following his children and grandchildren at any sporting event they may had been involved in.
2 Timothy 4:7-8-“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 AM Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria with Rev. John L. Gibson officiating. Military Honors will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the Lighthouse Christian Center, 5300 N. Castleberry Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Those wishing to attend the service “virtually” may watch live on the funeral home’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hinchliff-Pearson-West-Funeral-Directors-and-Cremation-Services-160333664037824 Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com
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