Randy Duncan

Obituary of Randy Morris Duncan

Randy Morris Duncan was born to James Quillian Duncan and Dorothy Pruitt Hazel on August 17,1948, in Charlotte, NC. After a brave five year battle against ALS, he was greeted by a chorus of angels in Heaven on December 1, 2023. 

Randy was just 19 when he met the love of his life, Ann Little, at the Rebel Lounge in Charlotte in 1968, marrying her a year later, on November 15, 1969.  On that date, Randy also became a grateful and dedicated father to Ann's three adorable kids: James Robert Shaffner (Melanie), Mark Wesley Shaffner and Kimberly Ann Jones.  In 1970, their family became complete when they added their daughter, Wendy Leigh.

Randy graduated from Myers Park High School in 1966, and later worked at McDonald's on South Blvd.  After marrying Ann, he knew he needed a more lucrative job to support their family, so he went to work right across the street at Carolina Coatings, Inc. where he was a successful salesman for more than 15 years before moving on to work at Cabot Stain until his retirement at age 63 in 2011.

To know Randy was to know a man of God. A deacon at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, Randy was a devoted Sunday School teacher who cherished the opportunity to share God's word with young adults and seniors. He also looked forward to Pritchard's annual trip to Ridgecrest, where he enjoyed working as both a boy's camp counselor and a cook in the kitchen.

Nothing was more important to Randy than his family. And the smile on his face when he saw them showed it.  He felt blessed to be loved by so many, especially his 9 grandchildren: Logan Hepler, Cody Hepler (Brittany), Caleb Shaffner, Haley Shaffner, Savannah Stuart (Aigaras), Alexis Smith (Zach), Cameron Shaffner, Seth Jones and Duncan Smith; and his great grandchildren, Luke Hepler, Rhett Hepler and Banx Blankenship.

He loved to travel, especially to his favorite city, Charleston, SC and out West, including Yellowstone and Sedona. A ferocious reader, Randy became a war historian, his favorite book was Just Walk Across the Room, which he handed out as gifts each Christmas.  Friends and family often turned to Randy for advice, and he was happy to act as a marriage counselor, financial advisor, mentor and was a wonderful storyteller.

In addition to his parents, Randy was preceded in death by his brother, and by his son Mark.

We can never encapsulate all that Randy was within the confines of this text, so we invite you to celebrate his life with us at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. The Family will receive friends from 11:00 am until the service starts at 1:00 PM. Following the service, he will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at HankinsandWhittington.com

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