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Obituary for Roger Duncan

Roger Duncan
July 8, 1948- March 20, 2023

Roger Dale Duncan, also known by many as Papa Roger, 74, husband of Barbara Hiott Watt Duncan of Anderson, passed away Monday, March 20, 2023.

Born in Seneca SC, He was the son of Thomas F. and Ruth E. Duncan.

Roger grew up on the Utica mill hill and graduated from Seneca High School. After graduation, he proudly served in the United States Army. Sgt. Duncan was a 30 year veteran of the US Army National Guard.

He also worked at Rochester Real Estate as a REALTOR along with opening a thriving photography studio on Ram Cat Alley in Seneca, SC. While he was not recruiting for the Guard or photographing weddings, he was playing one of his many guitars, some may remember him as a 60’s Rock n Roll Star at the Chicken Shack. He also enjoyed working on the many classic cars he would buy and sell. Papa was a collector of many things. His greatest joy was spending lots of time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He would give you the shirt off of his back and then buy it back from you if needed.

After his retirement from the Guard and Photography, he held several small jobs with local businesses, spent much time helping people in the communities of Anderson and Seneca. He also worked with Synergistics Design, helping to restore power to people in various parts of the country after severe storms and hurricanes.

Papa Roger is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Hiott Watt Duncan, his daughter Mekel Waldrop (Rick); grandchildren Addie and Jett Waldrop, sister Barbara Cobb; nieces Merideth Cobb, Rhonda C. Pelfrey (Ricky), Magan Pelfrey-Hinkle and Nicole Pelfrey. Family and friends will be at the home of Rick and Mekel Waldrop following the service. Check with family for directions.

Roger was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Tom and Ruth Duncan and brother-in-law, Ray Cobb.

A public visitation will be held Monday, March 27, 2023 from 2p.m. until 3:30 with a service to follow at The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center, 1621 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC, 29625. A public Military burial will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 10 a.m. at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery, 140 Inway Drive, Anderson, SC, 29621. Pastor Dale Singleton will officiate.

The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center is serving the Duncan family, and a message of condolence may be sent by visiting