Byron “Beep” P. Duncan, 85 of Prairie Village, KS passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The Celebration of Life will be on February 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, where he was a member for 60 years.
Born on May 17, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, Beep was the son of Byron and Susan Duncan. He attended Paseo High School and later obtained an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Missouri. At Mizzou, he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, where he developed lifelong friendships. His devotion to those friendships, as well as the countless others that he developed during his lifetime, Sigma Chi and Mizzou never lessened or waivered.
At Mizzou, Beep met and married the love of his life, Patricia McKee. After school, Beep joined the Army and served his country proudly. Beep had a long career as a traveling salesman and spent many hours “behind the wheel”. In retirement, he continued his love of driving by volunteering for the “Catch–a–Ride” program.
Sports were also a big part of Beep‘s life. He enjoyed following Mizzou, and his favorite Kansas City sports teams. He also volunteered as a youth basketball coach, and played a lot of golf. Beep truly enjoyed his friendships with fellow golfers through his 40-year membership at Mission Hills Country Club. His sailing adventures and many golf trips were special memories for him. However, his favorite passion was watching his grandchildren swim, dance, cheerlead, play soccer, baseball and basketball, and even throw the javelin. He was a gentle giant who was loved by all who knew him.
Byron is survived by his wife of 62 years,Patricia S. Duncan, son David (Kelly) Duncan,Tampa, FL; daughter Kim (Rob) Hunter, Prairie Village, KS; grandchildren Matt Duncan, Kasey (Nick) Sharpe, Allie Hunter, Riley Hunter, and Lauren Hunter; his sister Suzanne Capps; and brother–in–law Mike McKee.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to:Village Presbyterian Church KS or Sigma ChiEducational Foundation of Missouri PO Box 22548 Kansas City, MO 64113. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.