Saturday, February 25, 2006

My dad (Feb 12 ,1952 - Feb 25, 2006)

Fredrick Nathan (Rick) Duncan was the second oldest of six children born to Fred J. and Shirley J. (Gulick) Duncan. He was born February 12, 1952 and raised in Tarnsey Lakes, MO. He and his wife Kay (Karen Van Dyke) lived a short time in Lake Lotawana, MO before taking permanent residence in Lee's Summit, MO. There they raised three children together: Jeff (32) BC Canada, Sheila (29) Lee's Summit and Angie (23) of the home.

Rick Duncan loved cars, including his '68 GTO. He involved his entire life in the automotive industry. Rick spent several years employed at B&M Auto Supply in Blue Springs, MO until the business closed its doors. Afterwards, he briefly worked for APA in Lee's Summit before finding his final job at CarQuest in downtown Lee's Summit.

Rick was a wonderful son, brother, father, husband and friend with a booming laugh and a knack for story-telling. His abilities to help others were appreciated greatly in life, and will be sorely missed.

Rick is preceded in his passing by his father Fred J. Duncan, uncle (Ezra "Buddy" Gulick, Jr.), and cousin (Craig L. Gulick). He leaves behind to grieve his wife of 35 years, his three children, his daughter-in-law (Vicki Parnell Duncan) and two grandchildren (Megan E. Duncan and Calum E. Duncan). His mother remains on this earth to mourn with his somber siblings: Pauletta Grantham of Independence MO, Dan Duncan and Darline Frazier of Grain Valley MO, Lisa (John) Tanner of Jenks OK, Karen (John) Benckeser of Lee's Summit MO and Becky (Jerry) Baxter of Overland Park KS. Also feeling his absence are several brothers and sisters-in-laws, 8 nephews and 3 nieces, many extended family members and friends.

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