Mr. R. Ray Duncan

Obituary for Mr. R. Ray Duncan

August 8, 1923 - February 9, 2021
Liberty, South Carolina | Age 97


R. Ray Duncan, 97, husband of Martha McWhorter Duncan, of Liberty, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Ulen and Ovlene Brown Duncan.

Ray was a pilot, worked in construction (including the Hartwell Dam), taught at Pickens High School, and retired from the US Dept. of Labor as a HR Specialist. He also served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.

He enjoyed traveling, gardening, woodworking, reading, and working the daily newspaper puzzles.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, Ray is survived by a daughter, Jan Welborn (Lynn); a son, Ray D. "Buster" Duncan; three grandchildren, Matthew Welborn (Joanna), Andrew Welborn (Phay Vanh), and Emily Welborn (Brian Talus); and three great-grandchildren, Lana, Lisa, and Ike Welborn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Every; and a daughter-in-law, Margaret McAdams Duncan.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Carmel Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Liberty, SC.

Memorials may be made to Carmel Memorial Society, 335 McWhorter Road, Easley, SC 29642.

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