James Carl Duncan Jr.

May 13, 1964 to February 27, 2018

James Carl Duncan Jr (Jimmy) was born and raised in San Diego.  During his youth, he enjoyed playing baseball but his true love was music. Jimmy’s first electric guitar was a sunburst Gibson Les Paul Copy, he received as a Christmas present.  This led to music lessons, amps, fuzz boxes and other items that brought “Music” to the Duncan household and numerous garage bands.

After high school Jimmy attended Grossmont College where he began a career in Radio.. Jimmy worked for numerous broadcasting companies including CCN, Metro Traffic, Airwatch and others.  Due to a down turn in the radio business,  Jimmy began a new start by working at The Home Depot. .Jimmy was an outgoing people person.  Jimmy enjoyed helping customers and working with fellow associates.

Jimmy passed away on 02-27-2018 at home from a short illness.  Jimmy is survived by his mother Charlene, brother Dan, fiancee Theresa and numerous other relatives.

Graveside services will be held March 8,at 11:00 AM at El Camino Memorial Cemetery located at  5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego. Please wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Autism Foundation or your favorite charity.


  • Date: March 8, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Location: El Camino Memorial Cemetery
  • Address: 5600 Carroll Canyon Road San Diego CA
  • Directions: El Camino Memorial Cemetery

Alan Thwaites brought Jim to my 30th B-day Party, 1992. We teased him by calling him Poof the Boufant Header because of his full head of wild hair! We shared a love of music. He was a good friend of mine and his personality was so playfull. I'll miss him even though we drifted apart years ago. I always thought there would be time to run into him over the years. R.I.P. my friend, Jim.

Jane Koppa on March 15, 2018

I met Jim in Jr. High School in a CCTV class. We quickly became friends sharing a passion of music. Jim had recently started playing guitar, & I had recently started playing bass. For the next 12+ years, we played in various bands, & were pretty much inseparable. As we grew up, starting our careers, we drifted apart for several years. I recently reconnected with Jim shortly before his passing. It was like we had just seen each other the previous day. I'm going to miss you my friend... RIP.

mike mitton on March 14, 2018