Omar T. Duncan I, was born on Tuesday, the 10th day of
July, in 1951 to Earthol Duncan Sr. and Marie Francis Duncan, in Des Moines, IA. Born into a large loving family, Omar was the 11th of 14 children. His brothers: Earthol Jr, James, Malvin, Clyde, Johnathan (Johnny), Ricardo (Ricky) and sisters: Sequoia, Chiquita (Kitchie), Quintheta (Cookie), Marcelline, Synthia, Lolita and Rosita (Rosie) all loved him dearly.
Omar was educated in the Des Moines Public School system. He attended Nash Elementary, Irving Middle School and graduated from North High School in 1969.
Omar proudly served his country and was enlisted in the United States Air Force, from which he retired. He also worked many years in the commercial print industry.
Omar’s spiritual journey began at the old Shiloh Baptist Church. Over the years, Omar attended many other churches, but he recently returned to Faith Baptist Church (Shiloh).
Omar and Andrea met on September 8, 2016. They were joined in marriage on May 19, 2017 at Faith Missionary Baptist Church.
Omar had many hobbies and talents. He loved spending time with his family and was the family historian. He enjoyed working in his yard as well. Omar was also an avid sports fan, especially track and field. The Minnesota Vikings and the L.A. Lakers were his two favorite sports teams. One of Omar’s favorite television shows was The Young and the Restless. He also enjoyed taking photos of family and friends where ever he went.
Omar was always the life of the party and loved to make people laugh. He was a generous and kind soul who was always helping others out. Omar enjoyed traveling with his wife, along with spending time with all his children & grandchildren. One of his favorite songs to sing was “When I see Jesus”.
On May 6th 2019 Omar journeyed to heaven to be with the Lord. He was greeted on the other side by his parents, Earthol Sr. and Marie Duncan; his brother, Johnny; his sister, Marcelline; niece, Toni (Maxwell) and a host of other relatives.
Left to cherish Omar’s memory is his spouse, Andrea Duncan; children; Omar II, Jonathan, Kameesha, La Tonya Duncan, Iesha, and Jonetha; brothers; Earthol Jr, James, Malvin, Clyde, and Ricardo; sisters; Sequoia, Chiquita, Quintheta, Synthia, Lolita, and Rosita (Warren); grandchildren; Giovanni, Omar III, Ja’Nya, Shavonna, Camia, Kyrie, Micha and Kingston. Omar was also looked upon as a father & grandfather figure to many during his lifetime. Also left to cherish his memory are a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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