November 30, 1942 ~ August 25, 2022

Born in: Morganfield, Kentucky
Resided in: Sorento, Illinois

Drew Duncan, 79, of Sorento, passed away at 2:56 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at his residence.

Drew was born November 30, 1942, in Morganfield, KY, the son of Shelby and Cecelia (Bruce) Duncan.  He married Judi Ann Spradling on December 7, 1963, at the original Sorento Baptist Church.  They have enjoyed over 58 years of marriage.

Drew graduated from Greenville High School with the Class of 1960.  He went on to work for Granite City Steel as a scarfer, and while there, was drafted into the United States Army, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry.  Drew proudly served our country during the Vietnam War, where he was given the job of driving Colonel Don Morrow.  After his honorable discharge, he went back to Granite City Steel, where he retired from in 1991 after 30 years of service.

Drew was storyteller and a perfectionist.  He enjoyed barbecuing, camping, and wintering in Ft. Myers with Judi.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, but his favorite ball player was his son, following him all over the country to support him.  Drew was a member of the Sorento Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, a 50-year member of the Shriners, and a longtime member of the Scottish Rite.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William “Bud” Duncan; and stepmother, Lola V. Duncan.

Drew is survived by his wife Judi of Sorento; son, Doug Duncan of Bethalto; granddaughter, Shelby Duncan of Bethalto; sister, Peggy Jane Cruthis of Sorento; sister-in-law, Linda Duncan of Greenville; nephews, Steve and Kelly Duncan; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main Street, Sorento, IL 62086.  Visitation will conclude with Masonic Rites.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the funeral home, with Pastor Matt Mendenhall officiating.

Interment with military honors will follow the funeral ceremony at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for Agent Orange Memorial Fund, 3033 Wilson Blvd Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Drew, or to offer condolences to his family.

Services

Visitation: August 30, 2022 5:00 pm - August 30, 2022 7:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086


Masonic Service: August 30, 2022 7:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086


Funeral Ceremony: August 31, 2022 10:00 am

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086


Interment: August 31, 2022 11:15 am

Sunnyside Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Sorento, IL 62086


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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Drew Duncan's name.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for Agent Orange Memorial Fund

3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300
Arlington, VA

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  1. Oh, Judy you have my deepest sympathy. Sad to read such news. You, Doug, and Shelby are in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Light a CandleDear Judi & family .
    So sorry for your loss . Drew was a kind friend . I’m sure the Humming Birds are singing a Special Song for you Drew . Judi you are in my thoughts & prayers .
    God Bless you & your family . Rest In Peace Drew .
    Love & Prayers .

  3. Judy, so sorry to hear this news! My prayers are with you! I have many good memories of my days in Sorento and my interactions with the Duncan boys!

  4. Judy and Doug, our sympathy in your loss of Drew. I have a lot of fond memories of our high school sports days. Drew, Terry and Tom Young and myself. Those guys from Sorento and me from Pocahontas. We could beat the Greenville kids, that did our egos good! Good days, good memories.
    RIP Drew.

  5. Rest In Peace Brother Duncan
    Gone But Not Forgotten
    Remember The Good Times
    USW. S.O.A.R. Retirees, Member
    I.B.T. Local 600 Golden Age Retirees Club
    R.M.Gushleff, Sr., President

  6. Gerald and Ruth Sugg Judi and family, sorry for your loss. It was nice being neighbors to you and Drew for 34 years.Drew will be missed.Prayers for the family

  7. Light a CandleDear Doug and Judy, so sorry for your loss.we are so thankful we were able to know Drew. Thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻

    Much sympathy,
    Shelby, Nicole&
    Brandon

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