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November 22, 2021

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Buster Ruley Duncan, fondly known as BR, of Dutch Valley community passed away on 11-22-21 at his home.  


He was born Dec. 30, 1950 to the late Joe and Laney (Byrge) Duncan of Frost Bottom and later moved to Dutch Valley.


He attended Anderson county schools. From a young age into adulthood, he worked in the log woods, alongside his dad and brothers. He worked for several years with Anderson County schools. He also worked for several coal mines in the area (solid date mining company and Kurt Owens mining) where one of his jobs included being a guard. He worked as a carpenter's assistant in Tennessee & Georgia. When he returned he worked for Wade Galloway as a mechanic, repairing heavy equipment. He also worked for Dupont Smith salvage yard before becoming disabled. 


Being a very selfless person he had compassion for those in need, animals as well as people. He always helped others whenever he could do so. He had a kind and gentle spirit.  Although he never had any kids of his own, he loved his nieces and nephews.They held a special place in his heart. They all have fond memories of him playing with them, laughing, and joking around. He also adored his pets: Tank, Little Tank, and Miss Judy. Before his declining health he enjoyed fishing and hunting and coin collecting. He also enjoyed his CB radio where he was known as the apple slicer.


He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Laney (Byrge) Duncan, brother Sloane Duncan and his wife Donna (Scott) Duncan, brother Forston Duncan, nephews Bradley Seiber and  E.J. Duncan, and former wife Debbie (Smith).


He is survived by:

A brother- Tommy Duncan of Clinton 

A sister- Christaline Wing and husband Scott of Oak Ridge.

Nieces and Nephews- Jeff Duncan, Robin Duncan, Melissa Braden, Steven Wayne Duncan, Tommy Lee Duncan, Brian Seiber, Delane Duncan, Conyia Duncan, Shasta Dawn York, Jessie Duncan, Benjamin, Jonathan and Joseph Wing. 

A childhood friend Charles Bunch along with many special family and friends. 


In lieu of flowers the family request any donations to be made to Jackson Funeral home who are in charge of the arrangements. 

Service will be on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Friendly Welcome Missionary Baptist Church and begin at 2:00 pm. with Pastor Larry Noe officiating. Burial will follow at the Frost Bottom Cemetery in Oliver Springs, Tennessee

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of BUSTER, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
November 27, 2021

2:00 PM
Friendly Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, Frost Bottom

November 27, 2021

Frost Bottom Cemetery

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