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“I worked with Dan for 25 years at Deloitte. It was always apparent that he was one of the "good guys". He lived his faith every day and I know that...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl Miller Byars - Munford, TN

“Dan was a fine guy and a credit to his family, community and profession. His life will have a lasting positive impact on the people he encountered...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Warren Carmichael - FL

“Worked with Dan as the Partner over our account for many years and was always impressed with knowledge, willingness to help, friendship and always...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Jim Shields - Memphis, TN

“Dan will always be remembered by his friends and colleagues at Murray State University. He was an outstanding student and professional who always...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Don Chamberlain - Murray, KY

“When I joined the Memphis office, Dan and Anne welcomed our family to the community. Dan helped me transition to the office and get know our clients...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Vickie Carr - Dallas, TX

“It was a privelege to have worked with Dan during his professional development. I wish my health would have allowed a continuation of our friendship....Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Gene Cartwright - Collierville, TN

“May God surround you with His love and outreached arms.r ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Vikki Adams Crider - Murray, KY

“I have fond memories of recruiting with Dan at some of the SEC schools. He always welcomed me to the team and helped me and others navigate new...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Peggy McCormick - Atlanta, GA

“Ann, Donna and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying that God will grant you that perfect peace that only He can provide during...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Donna and Larry Clyburn - Tampa, FL

“Dan was a great mentor, friend and partner. You could always count on Dan to roll up his sleeves and help tackle an issue - no matter how complex or...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: LIssa Perez - Great Falls, VA

“A great professional and a terrific friend. Dan was a principled man who lived his faith - honest, compassionate, committed to doing "right" thing...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Ricky Gibbs - New Orleans, LA

“Met Dan on the audit of a client many years ago and saw him often at professional meetings. A very likeable and cordial human being and a great...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Carlos D'Almeida - San Juan, PR

“Have not seen Dan for several years but Austin and I are still "Christmas Card Friends" with Dan and Ann. He was always so professional at work but...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Wanda Hartman Bunch - Greenville, NC

“Danny was always such a great guy. He had a lasting smile and was a good basketball player. My husband, Tony Booker played basketball when Danny...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Sharman Booker - Cunningham, KY

“Danny and I grew up together. I always tried to remember to call and wish him a "Happy Birthday". He has always been a very special friend. Even...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Cecilia Beardsley Fetters - KY

“I only knew Dan after he had gotten sick. His attitude and demeanor during his battle will forever be remembered, admired and leave a lasting impact...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Mike Bruns - Memphis, TN

“I only knew Dan after he had gotten sick. His attitude and demeanor during his battle will forever be remembered, admired and leave a lasting impact...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Mike Bruns - Memphis, TN

“Growing up together in Bardwell, Kentucky, Danny became a friend in first grade and remained one forever. There was a core group of us that were...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Shirley Gough - Lexington, KY

“I will always cherish the time I spent working with Dan at Deloitte. He had a lasting impact on me and on my career. We worked very closely...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Daniel Pieralisi - Germantown, TN

“Dan welcomed all of the former Andersen folks with open arms. I always enjoyed going to lunch with Dan. He always had a funny story to tell and...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Clay Collins - Southaven , MS

“I've known Danny as long as I can remember. He was always so smart and intimated me something awful when we had long division races at the board when...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Marian Tharp Hull - Metamora, IL

“Danny was always an upstanding young man and seemed to always have a smile on his face and a contagious positive attitude. After reading his many...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Bill and Sherri Hall - Arlington, KY

“Dan provided friendship and generosity to me at a time when it was most needed. He was a great guy and I will miss him. Rest in peace Dan. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Wade McKnight - San Diego, CA

“Danny and I grew up together in Bardwell and played lots of cowboys and Indians. We got into alot of trouble for locking his brother Gary in the shed...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Cindy Rodgers - Paducah, KY

“Boot camp with Sharon, trips to St. Louis to see the Cardinals, dinners with friends. All of these are memories forever. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Suzanne Allen - Memphis, TN


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Danny "Dan" Smith Duncan, 61, of Memphis, died Sunday, December 2, 2012, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He grew up in Bardwell, Kentucky and studied accounting at Murray State University, where he was president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. After college graduation, he came to Memphis to work for Deloitte and Touche, LLP and its predecessor firms as a Certified Public Accountant and audit partner, retiring 36 years later in 2009. During his career, he was a frequent instructor for Deloitte's regional and national continuing professional education programs on technical audit subjects. He was a mentor to many young accountants at Deloitte and enjoyed maintaining contact with former colleagues in his retirement.

Dan was a communicant of Church of the Holy Communion, Episcopal, where he was a member of the Vestry and former junior warden, stewardship chairman, and member of the Endowment Committee. He was active in Men's Bible Study Groups and cherished the friendships he developed with other participants. One of the highlights of his life was walking El Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage trail in France and Spain, with a small group of men in 2003.

Dan served on the board and development committee of the Church Health Center and the board of the Mid-South Food Bank. A graduate of Leadership Memphis, he was an active volunteer in community organizations from the time he arrived in Memphis. He was a past president of the Economic Club of Memphis and a past treasurer, vice-chairman of allocations, and board member of United Way of the Mid-South.

Dan enjoyed nature and traveling, especially hiking and bicycling trips to scenic foreign and domestic destinations, as well as fitness and yoga. He was an avid sports fan, following University of Kentucky basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals all of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyndell Mason Duncan and Thurston Smith Duncan of Bardwell, KY. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ann Ellington Duncan, and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Kelly Duncan of Dothan, AL and Barry and Angie Duncan of Dexter, MO. He also leaves his wife's mother, Jean H. Ellington, and sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Dan Dove, all of Kingsport, TN, and his nieces and nephews, Renee Grimes, Kyle Duncan, Brittney Ascher, Alex Duncan, Alicia Hart and Andrea Duncan.

A Memorial Service and Holy Eucharist will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Church of the Holy Communion, 4645 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38117. The family will receive friends at a reception in the Church's Cheney Parish Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any memorials be made to Church of the Holy Communion for the Endowment Fund or to the Church Health Center, 1210 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.

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