James K. (Jim) Duncan, 92, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah.
Jim was born on October 22, 1926 in Lyon County, Kentucky. He was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran. Jim retired from the Paducah Sun Newspaper after 38 years of service. He was a member of Reidland Baptist Church for 56 years and voted Deacon Emeritus in recent years. He was also a former member of Reidland Lions Club. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, water sports, motorcycles and all outdoor activities.
Jim is survived by a son, Kenny Duncan and wife, Cathy of Paducah; two daughters, Vicki Bryan and husband, Brad of Paducah and Cindy Rushing and husband, Billy of Paducah; three grandchildren, Amy Knees (Justyn), Clay Duncan and Abby Thomas (Kyle) all of Paducah; one great-grandson, Camden Thomas of Paducah; one sister, Lenora Brown of Paducah; and friend, Phillis Daisy Wagner of Paducah.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Zelma Mohler Duncan; a granddaughter, Christina Rushing; one brother, Thuston Duncan; one half brother, Marvin S.T. Duncan; one sister, Dora Gray; two half sisters, Charlene Dycus and Lucille Talbert. His parents were Samuel Thuston Duncan and Rosa Kuhn Duncan.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Rob Ison officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to, Reidland Baptist Church 5559 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003.