The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

June 29, 2014

Dr. James Edward Duncan

NORMAN — Dr. James Edward Duncan departed this life Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 25, 1952, in Washington D.C., to Harold and Laverne Duncan.

Dr. Duncan graduated in 1970 from Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 and Doctorate of Medicine in 1978 from the University of Oklahoma. He was a diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Duncan opened his practice, Norman Neurology, in 1983.

Dr. Duncan was an avid outdoorsman who loved hiking, camping and adventure, especially in Big Bend National Park with his son. He also was an accomplished drummer who played rock, jazz and blues.

Dr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Mary Freiburger; his son, Thomas Edward Duncan and wife Elena; his sisters, Jane Hill, Barbara Smith, Margaret Davis, Elizabeth Halverstadt and Nancy Roche; numerous nieces and nephews; and his favorite dog, Doug.

The family will hold a private memorial service.

As Dr. Duncan was a protector and lover of animals, as well as a physician who believed everyone has a right to quality health care, the family asks, in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made in his honor to any of the following organizations: Wild Care at wildcareoklahoma.org; Bad Rap at badrap.org; or Doctors Without Borders at doctorswithoutborders.org.

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