Floyd E. Duncan peacefully passed away on January 1, 2014 at home in Kuna, Idaho with his family by his side. Floyd was born on May 15, 1929 in Wamego, Kansas to Floyd N. and Helen Duncan. He was the oldest of five children.
He grew up in the small community of St. George, Kansas. Floyd attended St. George Kansas Rural High School where he was active in basketball and track, and held the state record for the 440 yard dash for twenty years. During high school, he met the love of his life, Ruby June Stewart and they graduated high school in 1949. Floyd was drafted into the Army infantry in 1951 during the Korean conflict. He served in active combat in Korea and Japan until 1953 when he was honorably discharged. While in the military, Floyd attended umpire training for minor league baseball and umpired games while stationed in Japan. When he returned from the service, Floyd and Ruby were married June 28, 1953 in Manhattan. They were blessed with three children David, Mark and Michele. They moved to the Kuna area in 1956 where he worked as an auto and heavy equipment mechanic for forty years. Floyd was a founding member of the Kuna Little League program which is still part of the Kuna youth community. He was also active in the Kuna volunteer fire department and served as the last volunteer fire chief. The first ambulance was purchased under his tenure. Floyd was an avid sportsman and loved to fish and hunt in the Idaho mountains. He loved to attend the sporting events of his children, grandchildren and great-children. In 1983 Floyd opened Kuna Rental, the first rental company in the area until 1993 when he officially retired.
Floyd and Ruby were members of the Kaveman Travelers through Good Sams and enjoyed ten years of “snow-birding” in the south. Floyd was active in the Kuna Methodist Church where he held various positions including Chairman of the Board and was instrumental in the building remodel in the late seventies. He was a member of the church for 45 years. Floyd was an active member of the Kuna Senior Citizen’s and held a variety of offices until September, 2013.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and two brothers. He is survived by wife, Ruby; Sister, Lois; son, David Duncan (Trish); son, Mark Duncan and daughter, Michele Brothers; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Living Hope Kuna United Methodist Church (4th and Franklin, Kuna, Idaho). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Veterans Hospital or the Living Hope Kuna United Methodist Church.
The family would like to thank the Veterans Hospital and staff as well as Horizon Hospice.
Remembrances may be left for the family at www.AccentFuneral.com. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian.