Nile Edsel Duncan, age 94, of Gordon Drive, Charleston, W. Va., left this life Friday, December 9, 2016. He died from complications of a fall in August 2011 and since that time has resided at Genesis Nursing Home in Dunbar.
He is now joined with family who had gone on to Heaven before him, parents, Lawrence & Tressa Duncan; sister, Betty Belcher; brothers, Darrell and Bobby; and nephew, Mark Duncan.
Nile attended the Alum Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.
He was employed by Dickinson Properties where he did many jobs including running a coal tipple and the coal train; he also worked at Jamoca as a coal sampler. Nile went to schooling and worked at FMC Ordinance when they began manufacturing personnel carriers. He worked on the assembly line and was a test water driver. Later he worked at Charleston Newspapers and was Circulation Manager when he retired.
Nile belonged to the South Charleston Masonic Lodge #168 and was a Master Mason and Scottish Rite Member.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Echo V. Duncan;
Daughter, Sherry Miller and her family – husband, Kevin; children, Monica Tompa, Becky Tompa, Rick and Morgan Ramsey, Jacob and Taylor Miller; grandchildren, Gage, Hunter, Braydon, Brice, and Cami Ramsey.
Daughter, Sonja Davison and her family – husband, Bob, children, Robbie and wife Katie Davison, Christy and husband, Bora Yatagan. Grandchildren, Ayla and Davis Yatagan.
Daughter, Sheila Midkiff and her family – husband, Rick, children, Cody and Emily McCormick and Austin McCormick and his special friend, Lexi Roop.
Brother, Dexter and wife Helen Duncan.
Service will be noon Monday, December 12, 2016 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastors Frank Chapman, Travis Bradley and George Webb officiating. Burial will follow at Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.