William “Billy” Duncan

Published 9:47 am Tuesday, September 8, 2015

William “Billy” Duncan, 48, 2928 Watauga Road, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord, unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was a native of Johnson City and the son of Dr. William Duncan and Carolyn Veach Duncan of Johnson City.
Billy was an employee of Essilor Southern Optical and a member of Bluff City Baptist Church, where he served as the pianist. Billy was an accomplished musician and was a 1985 graduate of Daniel Boone High School where he was the pianist for The Reflections Choir. He loved animals and birds of all kinds.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Claude and Ovdia Duncan, and his maternal grandfather, William L. Veach.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two sisters, Becky Duncan of Apex, N.C., and Angie Duncan Marshall and her husband, Russell, of Johnson City; his maternal grandmother, Lucille Veach of Johnson City; three nieces, Amber and Aleigh Lewis, both of Apex, N.C., and Abigail Marshall of Johnson City; a nephew, Noah Marshall of Johnson City; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and also his companion and friend, his dog, Prissy.
Funeral services for Billy will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 6, in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, with Rev. Rev. Michael Carrier and Dr. William “Bill” Duncan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 5 p.m. until the service hour. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 7, at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from the family and friends. For those attending this service you are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:50 a.m. Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com.
Arrangements by Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-2245.

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