Charles “Charley” Edward Duncan, born June 9, 1949, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 20, 2023, after an extended illness. He made his last joke on Thursday evening while with his daughter and a friend, and he spent his last Christmas on the beach in Gulf Shores, expressing gratitude for getting to see the beach “one last time”. He fought hard to get as many moments as he could out of this life. He remained a loyal Auburn fan and pulled for Alabama when necessary.
After moving to Baldwin County in 2021, to be closer to his daughter, he was able to fully retire. A graduate of Jacksonville State University with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, Charley obtained his CPA in 1983. He worked for the highway department before becoming self-employed.
Charley went on to become a partner in the up-and-coming VHS industry. In 1994, he became involved in the newest communication technology with DCCI in Millbrook, Alabama. The company provided the first pagers and cell phones to Central Alabama.
He also taught accounting as an adjunct professor in Montgomery for South University, Troy University and Auburn University. He was elected to City Council in Millbrook in 1992.
Charley was the youngest of three boys raised in Cullman, Alabama by Lester and Marie Duncan. Charley and his then wife, Angie (Hill) Duncan, moved to Millbrook, Alabama. They welcomed their only child, Susan Marie Duncan (Harper) into the world in 1979. He is loved and survived by friends, including Vernon Lochte, John Shaw, Michael Tracey, Fred Brock; family: his daughter, Susan Harper; one brother, Lester Duncan; niece, Denise (Barth) Hale; nephews, Bradley (Lamona) Duncan, Guy (Brandy) Duncan and Chris (Victoria) Duncan; great nieces, Allison Graves, Alona Duncan and Eden Beasley-Duncan; great nephews, Tyler Hale, Austin Baker and Adryan Duncan; great-great nephews, Cooper and Hudson Garrison; and great-great niece, Khloe Baker.
There will be a gathering of friends and family in celebration of Charley’s life in Cullman, Alabama on February 19, 2023, at Stone Bridge Farms, Lake Vue event room, at 2pm. War Eagle!
In lieu of flowers please contribute to Wags and Whiskers of Mobile. You can venmo @wags-whiskers-rescue-MobileAL or the Daphne Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 400, Daphne, AL 36526.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
So sorry for your loss! You were a great teacher and boss, Charley! RIP, Cindy Cooper-Hanson
Charley was my friend and partner in DCCI. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP Charley
Charley was my favorite brother-in-law. He always made me laugh & it was always good to see him. He & Angie were the closest relatives while I was @ Auburn & I stayed with them often. They always welcomed me in their home.