1952 Dewey 2021

Dewey "Joe" Duncan

July 24, 1952 — July 22, 2021

Dewey “Joe” Duncan, age 68, of Hot Springs, passed away at home on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

He was born on July 24, 1952, in Hot Springs, the son of Robert Joe Duncan and Vera Lay Duncan. On September 29, 1988, he married the love of his life, Karen Addison. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Mark Duncan; and one grandson, Ashton Freeman.

Joe was a Christian and a member of the Community of Christ Church. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1970 and graduated in 1974 from Henderson State University with a degree in Speech Pathology. He retired in 2019 from the United States Postal Service after 40 plus years. His nickname at work was “Mr. Pleasant”. He was an avid outdoorsman with a love of hunting all game and collecting firearms. Joe loved his family more than anything, always acting as a protector for each of them, especially the children, who could always look forward to a kiss on top of the head. He was constantly counting heads to ensure all kids were accounted for, and was the one you took your leftovers to; no food ever went to waste in Joe’s presence. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Karen Duncan of Hot Springs; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Ashley Freeman of Hot Springs and David and Casandra Duncan of Indianapolis, Indiana; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lisa and Ray Kissire-Summit of Hot Springs, Jennifer Schkerke of St. Charles, Missouri, and Rachel and Joe Dunn of Roland; thirteen grandchildren, Severian (Devin) Kissire, Karissa Kissire, Cortney Summit, Serech (Kaitlyn) Kissire, Cade Schkerke, Claire Schkerke, Ethan Dunn, Zoe Duncan, Jaidyn Freeman, Isabelle Dunn, Brooklynn Freeman, Boston Freeman, Arlo Duncan; four great-grandchildren, Jax Kissire, Graysen Golden, Ares Kissire and Cain Hinsen; nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Stephen Freeman, David Duncan, Dennis Rusher, Severian and Serech Kissire, Ray Summit, Robert Kissire, and Ronnie Kissire.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs.

Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

6:00 - 6:00pm

Davis-Smith Funeral Home - Hot Springs

2205 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913

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