Obituary for Chester Laymon “Bubba” Duncan

Chester Laymon “Bubba” Duncan, age 76 of Hiwassee passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his home. Born January 27, 1943 in Hiwassee he was the son of the late Grover Boothe Duncan & Parthena Mildred Puckett Duncan. His son, Rusty Duncan, brothers, Woodson, Elwood, Ray, Garnett, Graham and sister, Maxine Mink also preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the United States Army .Chester loved and appreciated his family for all their love and care.

He is survived by

His wife of 53 years – Rosetta Cole Duncan-Hiwassee


Lesia & husband, Bobby Abbott – Hiwassee

Missy & husband, Don Ratcliff – Hiwassee

Chad Duncan & wife, Kim – Hiwassee

Former Daughter-in-law       Yvette Duncan Jones


Rob & Sara Abbott                  Jessica Duncan & C.J.

Chelsea Duncan & Bill            Morgan Ratcliff & Ben

Triston Duncan                        Hunter Cole

Cole Duncan                            Mallory Duncan

Abie Duncan                            Josh O’Dell

Mylie Duncan

Great Grandchildren             Kaden, Natalie, Waylon, Oakleigh

Sister                                       Mary Criner – Dublin

Brother                                   Earl “Chipper” Duncan and wife, Fran – Pulaski

Special Nephew                     David Cole

Many nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends between 5:00-7:00 PM – Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.

A special thanks from the family goes to Carillion Clinic Hospice and nurse, Rebekah Graham for their care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Virginia, P.O. Box 7176, Roanoke, VA 24019 or any local Veteran Associations of choice.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.