Obituary for James Douglas “Jim” Duncan

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James Douglas “Jim” Duncan, age 71 of Beaverdam, Virginia passed away Monday, July 10, 2023 at his home. Born in Pulaski, Virginia he was the son of the late Price Farley Duncan & Ethel Bandy Duncan. He was also preceded in death by his brother Roger L. and wife, Jackie Duncan, niece Missy Wall Wyatt and aunt Mary Bandy Sheppard.


Jim was a humble and generous man who believed in taking care of all of Gods creatures.  He was multitalented and especially enjoyed gardening, fishing, hiking, woodworking, automotive repair, there was not much that he wouldn’t tackle….even laying brick! He will always be remembered for his dry sense of humor.  He had a great love for his family and friends.


Jim retired from electronics repair after 30 years in the trade.


He is survived by his


Wife of 47 years – Shelby Willis Duncan – Beaverdam, VA


Brothers – Michael (Velvet) Duncan – Pembroke, VA, David Wayne Duncan – Pulaski, VA


Sister – Jean Duncan (David) Wall – Dublin, VA


God Daughter – Veronica Newcomb – Chesterfield, VA


Many nieces, nephews and one special great, great niece, Lilly Wall



Graveside funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m.  Saturday, July 22, 2023 at the Thornspring UMC Cemetery, Dublin with David Edney officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30 at the Funeral Home.


To sign Jim’s online guestbook, visit

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