Lipscomb mourns the loss of former board member, friend Thomas Duncan

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TDuncan_250Thomas Duncan, former member of the Lipscomb University Board of Trustees and friend of the institution, died July 19 at the age of 84.

A native of Linden, Tennessee, Duncan served as a member of the Lipscomb Board of Trustees from 1993-2005. A 1955 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Duncan earned an M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee.

From 1964-1998, Duncan practiced radiology at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Maury Regional Hospital. While practicing medicine he published several articles in radiology and parliamentary journals, became a Fellow in the American College of Radiology, achieved certification as a black lung reader for 21 years, and served as President of the Maury County Medical Society, the Middle Tennessee Radiology Society, Tennessee Radiology Society, Vanderbilt Radiology Alumni Association and the Klatte Radiological Society. He also served on the board of Columbia Academy and as vice president in education and outreach for the Nashville Opera Association.

Duncan is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judith, of Brentwood, Tennessee; his sons, Jeffrey (’88) and his wife, Shani, of College Grove, Tennessee; Darrell (’92, MBA ’05), associate vice president of finance at Lipscomb University, and his wife, Heather (’05), Lipscomb Academy elementary school librarian, of Brentwood, Tennessee; and Kevin (’99) of Buenos Aires, Argentina; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at Brentwood Hills Church of Christ in Nashville on July 21. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Duncan Endowment at Columbia Academy, 1101 West 7th Street, Columbia, TN 38401; the Langford-Yates Endowment Fund at Lipscomb University, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204; or the Nashville Opera, 3622 Redmon Street, Nashville, TN 37209.