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Hollis Duncan

May 1, 1937 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Hollis Duncan Obituary

Hollis Duncan, 86, of Litchfield died after a long illness Thursday January 4, 2024 at Hillsboro Rehab and Health Care Center. He was born May 1, 1937 in Manchester, TN. The son of Henry Thomas and Effie Beatrice (Elliott) Duncan.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Veronica, brothers Roy “Ken”, Carl, his twin Horace and sisters Helen Woolum and Doris Robak and their spouses. Surviving family include many nieces and nephews.

After moving with his family to Chicago from Tennessee as a teen, Hollis worked in many of Chicago’s factories as a skilled laborer including Electric-Motive Diesel. After moving to Litchfield in the early seventies, he and his brothers started Duncan Brothers Septic Service.

Hollis was a proficient Bluegrass banjo picker in the style of Lester Flatt and Earl Scroggs and cherished his gold-plated Gibson banjo. He and his brothers, all accomplished musicians, spent their life entertaining on professional stage settings and churches to nursing homes and family gatherings. He enjoyed working with wood and metal and could make anything from tools to toys.

Hollis was a member of Litchfield Southern Baptist Church and counted many good friends in the area including Honey Bend where he came to live after first arriving in the area. He was a forgive and forget Christian that lived a simple but happy life.

A graveside funeral service for Mr. Duncan on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.  at the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester, TN.

The Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield, IL and the Moore – Cortner Funeral home in Winchester, TN are serving the family of Mr. Duncan.

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