Mr. Prentice D. Duncan, 87, of Almo, Kentucky, went to be with Lord Saturday December 3, 2022, peacefully at his home. He was born July 9,1935, to the late Lilburn and Laura (Dixon) Duncan in the backwoods of Duncan Town and grew up in the Almo, Kentucky area and he attended Independence school and church.
When he turned 16, he went to Marion, Indiana to work. While in Indiana he met and married his first wife Doris A. (Rinehart), whom he was married to for over 51 years before she preceded him in death in 2009. They resided in Indiana for 29 years, while he worked at the Lynch Corporation, where he became a Machinist. Prentice and Doris were blessed with two children; surviving daughter, Dina Cunningham and husband Rick of Almo, Kentucky and his late son, Dan Duncan, and wife Melissa of Dexter, Kentucky. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Emily Duncan and grandsons, Andrew and Samuel Duncan of Dexter, Kentucky.
He returned to Kentucky and became a well-known timber cutter and received the honor of becoming a Kentucky Colonel. He prided himself on being an honest man and good for his word, for a man with little education he accomplished more than most and never asked for anything, and he always did it his way.
Prentice spent the last 11 years of his life married to his second wife and longtime family friend, Mary Louritta (Steelman) Duncan; they married on June 26, 2011, in Dexter Kentucky. In this union, he gained and is survived by a step son, Robert Steelman and wife Donna and two step daughters, Tracy Overcast and husband Keith and Louritta Thomas and husband Shaun; as well as 6 grandkids and 10 great grandkids.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Rev. Elijah Balentine and Steve Phillips will officiate, with burial to follow in the McDaniel Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, 7, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the McDaniel Cemetery Fund, c/o Patricia Lassiter, 1460 Peeler Road, Dexter, Kentucky 42036.
Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com