Loren Blain Duncan, Sr., 81, of Iola, Texas, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the College Station Medical Center.
He was born June 18, 1931, in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., the son of Lewis Mannan Duncan Sr. and Georgia Edna (Johnson) Duncan. Loren proudly served in the Navy and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. By trade, he was an aircraft electrician and retired from Pan-American World Airways after many dedicated years of service. Loren was active in his community, and a friend to all. He volunteered his time advocating for improved roads in Grimes County and was a member of the American Legion, Earl Graham Post 159 in Bryan, where he served on the Honor Guard.
Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be dearly missed by many. Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Earle) Duncan; his first wife and mother of his children, Freda M. Duncan; five children, Loren Blain Duncan, Jr., Teresa Rose Trenck, Cheryl Lynne Minchew and her husband John, Holly Edna Duncan, and Laura Lee Gonzalez; a sister, Nancy Roberta Bright; and 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three stepchildren, nine step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.
The family would like to thank Dr. Erin Fleener and her staff for the care special care given to Mr. Duncan and his family.
The family received friends 5-8 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station, Texas. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at Peace Lutheran Church, 2201 Rio Grande, College Station, Texas, 77845. A graveside service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the American Cancer Society.