Robert Lee Duncan, Jr., 75, departed this life on Friday, March 2, 2007, at his residence.
Robert was born December 10, 1931, in Moscow, Texas to Robert, Sr. and Lizzie Baldwin Duncan. He attended public school in Moscow. He later moved to Galveston where he became employed as a longshoreman with I.L.A. Local #851 (now # 20) and retired as a foreman after many years of service. He was a member of the Mt Olive Baptist Church where he served on the Usher board until his health failed. He was also a member of the Amity Lodge #4 F. & A. M., Winn Consistory #234 and Carters Temple A. N. O. N. M. S. #85.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Irma Duncan; sisters, Jessie Lee and Ruth. He leaves to cherish memories with his wife, Odelia Duncan of Galveston; sons, Walter L. Jones of Galveston and Reginald Phillips, Sr. (Carol) of Dickinson; grandchildren, Jade Williams, Stephen, Stephanie, Reginald, Jr. and Justin Phillips, Raven and Walter Jones III; brother, Ernest Duncan (Mary); sisters, Totsie McDonald (George) and Norvice Simmons; brothers in law, Levy Compton, Jr. and George Compton, Sr. (Kathy); sisters in law, Lillie Mae Berry, Corine Roche (Eddie) and Karen Taylor; devoted friends, Joseph Gilmore, W.B. Netherly, Robert Jones and Arthur Hill; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin at 4PM on Thursday, March 8th, followed by a wake from 7-8 PM at E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 9, 2007, at Mt Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Norris D. Burkley, officiating. Burial will follow at LakeviewCemetery.