Benjamin Titus Duncan

July 24, 1934 ~ January 9, 2019 (age 84)


CORPUS CHRISTI -- Benjamin T. Duncan died January 9, 2019 at the age of 84.
Ben was born July 24, 1934 in Newark, Ohio.
Ben grew up in New York City before joining and serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 29 years. He did a combined three Tours of Duty in Korea and Vietnam before retiring with the rank of Sergeant Major. He even once broke up a potential prison riot at Portsmouth Naval Prison in Maine (He said he bluffed the prisoners into thinking he had an army of guards right outside the doors of the room they were getting rowdy in and it worked) while in charge of the prison guard company there.
Ben was a devoted family man, who always provided for and looked after his family. He was also a very generous tipper and was extremely passionate about his favorite professional sports teams: the then Brooklyn Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Redskins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Whitaker-Duncan, his father, Benjamin Titus Duncan Sr., his mother, Lillian Duncan, his sisters, Gaye and Alice Duncan, and his brother, Howard Duncan.
Survivors include: his sons, Scott Duncan of Bloomsburg, PA, and Stuart Duncan of Corpus Christi, his daughter-in-law Mary Katherine Waibel-Duncan of Bloomsburg, PA, his grandchildren, John Benjamin, Mary Grace and Thomas Duncan of Bloomsburg, PA, his niece Lois Duncan-Walsh of Novato, CA, his nephew, Bryan Whitaker of Fayetteville, AR, and his other niece, Alicia Whitaker-Viers of Wellston, OH.
A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Seaside Memorial Park.
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