Ryan Scott Duncan, 34, of Evansville, IN passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at St. Vincent Hospital due to complications from pneumonia. Ryan was born on June 29, 1988 in Evansville, IN to Randall D. Duncan and Kathi S. (Roll) Duncan. After a move to Tanner, Alabama, when he was 6 years old, Ryan attended elementary and high school in Tanner. He graduated from Tanner High School in 2006. During his time in high school, Ryan excelled at being a drum major where he led the THS band to win numerous competitions. He was an excellent trumpet player and also played the xylophone. Due to his successful leadership, Ryan was invited to teach band camp after high school. Ryan won numerous trophies in Tang Soo Do competitions and received his red belt. During his senior year Ryan began working at Starbucks and continued to work at Starbucks after moving to Nashville to attend Watkins College of Art where he pursued a degree in photography. After college, Ryan worked freelance in photography and moved up into successful management positions at Starbucks where he worked for over 10 years. In his spare time Ryan enjoyed music, technology, traveling, socializing with friends, kickball and supporting the LGBTQ community. Ryan was funny. So many friends said Ryan was the person who brought their funny out. He would find absurdity in any situation and his humorous commentary tickled family and friends.
His warm spirit and witty humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Ryan was preceded in death by his father Randy, grandparents James and Mary (Phillips) Duncan and Jack and Mary (Schaeffer) Roll. Ryan is survived by his mother Kathi, his brother Derek Ryan Duncan (Brandi) of Henderson, KY, nephew Kaleb Randall Duncan; nieces Gabby Wells, Kaleigh Duncan; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Patti Merlo says
Kathi, I am very sorry for your loss. I know your love and constant support helped him to move peacefully to the other side.
Lean on your family and feel their love as your heart heals.
JoRetta Hicks says
I am so sorry to hear this. Gone too soon.
Love and prayers, along with memories, I offer.
Julie. Engelhardt says
Traci my heart is with you. A beautiful young man
Kristi Roll says
A beautiful tribute to my cousin Ryan. He was so funny and sarcastic. Even when he wasn’t feeling well, he still made me laugh. Rest in peace sweet Ry Ry. Explore the world
Michael Giles says
Ryan, you were so special. Always kind hearted, always thinking of others before yourself. You helped me so much with losing Robert, and now you too? You had incredible perspective. I honor you now. You’re one of the most genuine people I’ve ever known. Now you can enjoy your well deserved rest. See you soon.