Longtime Paragon designer Joey Duncan dies at 63
May 27, 2011,
Industry veteran and longtime Paragon executive and designer Joey Duncan died May 21 at his Alabama home after sustaining a massive heart attack. He was 63.
A graduate of Jefferson State Community College, he majored in design and marketing. In his career, Duncan worked in all aspects of the furniture industry. Duncan began in retail store sales working his way to buyer and store manager and eventually working as a sales representative of decorative accessories and owning a sales agency with a permanent showroom in Atlanta.
In the last few years Duncan had the opportunity to semi-retire, while still designing product for Paragon and Propac. He pursued many interests during this time, including his passion for cooking, by opening the Rock House Eatery.
"His loyalty and dedication to our family and companies has been remarkable and we will certainly miss him," said Paragon President Lendell Glassco. "His design expertise and knowledge of the industry were invaluable to Paragon."
He is survived by his wife Anita Duncan, two sons Joey (Bo) Duncan, Jr and Brandon Duncan along with his mother Maxine Duncan and a granddaughter, Isla Jo Duncan. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Duncan and a son, Cody Duncan.
A service was held at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Guntersville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cody Duncan Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Regions Bank, 2025 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, AL 35976.
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