Obituary for Lance Duncan II
LANCE BUFORD DUNCAN II, “L.B.” 76, of Salem, was united with his Lord in glory on October 31, 2023. Lance graduated from Northside High school, managed a Lendy’s drive-in on Williamson Road in the glory days of the muscle car era, and served stateside in the army reserves as a cook and drill sergeant during the Vietnam conflict. He worked for then Norfolk and Western Railway for 16 years, surrendered his life to Christ during the Jesus Revolution of the 1970’s and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bryan College and two master’s degrees in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He found his life’s calling serving as a counselor and instructor at Appalachian Bible College in Beckley, West Virginia for 24 years. He also founded a local ministry committed to providing biblical counseling at no charge to those in need. When he wasn’t counseling or teaching, Lance enjoyed building homes and working as a contractor in the Roanoke valley.
Lance is preceded in death by his parents, Lance and Frieda Duncan, and is survived by his wife of 47 years, Debra Duncan, son Ian Duncan, daughter-in-law Allison, and four beloved grandchildren, Phinehas, Treva, Ransom, and Grayson. He is also survived by uncle Jim Whisman (Betty) of Orlando, Florida, as well as many dear cousins.
A Memorial Service to be held at Oakey’s Roanoke chapel, Monday, November 6, at 2:00pm. Visitation at 1:00. Interment to follow at Evergreen Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Appalachian Bible College, 161 College Drive, Mt. Hope, WV 25880.
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