Jack Dempsey Duncan

Jack Dempsey Duncan, 93, of Poteau, formerly of Heavener, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Pocola.Dempsey, a longtime area resident, was born Jan. 7., 1919, in Watts to Albert and Magnolia Parmallee “Nole” (Rhodes) Duncan. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Heavener, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and retied after 40 years as a KCS Railroad engineer.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Reta Faye (Bowen) Duncan; and son, Norris Lee Duncan.Survivors include two sons, Bobby J. Duncan of Kansas City, Mo., and Gerald E. Duncan of Independence, Mo.; two sisters, Nola Mae Graham of Fresno, Calif., and Bertha Bouyer of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; a brother, Donald Duncan of Heavener; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.The family will visit with friends at Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 12. Services will begin at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), 4200 Perimeter Center Drive, Suite 150, OKlahoma City, Okla. 73112; website ok.nami.org; phone (800) 583-1264; email namiok@coxinet.net.