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Mr. Carlos CE Duncan

August 14, 1941 ~ July 2, 2022 (age 80)


Carlos C.E. Duncan, 80, of Galesburg, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2022, at home.

He was born August 14, 1941, in Galesburg, the son of Howard A. and Louise Marie (Davis) Duncan Sr.  He married Fernandina “Nancy” Van Woude in 1963, in Utrecht, Holland.  He later married Juanita Marie Ward-Coleman on December 26, 1993, in Little Rock, Arkansas.  She preceded him in death on December 15, 2007.

He is survived by a son, Marc (Willemijn) Duncan of Holland; grandchildren, Mayra, Jayden, and Nona; fiancé, Joyce Taylor of Galesburg; stepchildren, William Coleman and Stephanie Coleman; a sister, Marjorie Morris of Galesburg; and bonus children, George Carter of Galesburg, Kelvin Medley of Peoria, and Alayna Brown of Galesburg.  In addition to his wife, Juanita, her was preceded in death by his parents; son, Carlos E. Duncan II; a brother, Howard “Sonny” Duncan; and a sister, Mary Louise Harris.

After graduating from Galesburg High School in 1959, Carlos went on to serve in the United States Air Force for 29 years.  He served during the Vietnam War.  He was the recipient of numerous ribbons, medals, and awards.  After his retirement from the Air Force, Carlos returned to Galesburg, where he was coordinator of the GED Program at Carl Sandburg College and the Literacy Program in District 205.  Carlos was also the program director of the Galesburg Youth Athletic Club.  He was instrumental in developing Rock Steady, an exercise program for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.  As a boxer, Carlos served as the chairman of the Illinois Boxing Coaching Committee and vice-chairman of the Olympic Boxing Program.

Carlos was a member of the Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church.  He volunteered with numerous organizations over the years, including the Knox County United Way and the Teen Court Program.

Cremation will be accorded.  Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2022, at First Baptist Church.  Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Toby Carlos officiating. Family has requested that facemasks be worn by all those in attendance. Private family burial with Military Honors will be in East Linwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Galesburg Youth Athletic Club.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services of Galesburg is honored to serve the family.  Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website at www.h-p-w.com.

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August 13, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church (Galesburg)

Memorial Service
August 13, 2022

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church (Galesburg)

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