Obituary Scott Duncan


William “Scott” Duncan, Jr.

June 18, 2017


William (Scott) Duncan Jr. passed away in a truck accident on Sunday June 18, 2017 in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Scott was born in Worland, Wyoming on March 12, 1974 to William (Bill) Duncan and Frances (Eileen) Duncan. Much to their surprise and delight they welcomed their first son after three daughters. He graduated in 1992 from Riverside High School in Basin, Wyoming where he excelled in football and wrestling. Scott was awarded All Conference during his football days. He excelled at mathematics and loved everything numbers. He attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho and Sheridan College in Wyoming pursuing a degree in criminal justice, wanting to follow in his dad’s footsteps. While in Sheridan, Scott worked as a bouncer in a local bar and experienced his field of study up close and personal. He also worked with parolees by monitoring their electronic ankle bracelets. He eventually started his career as a truck driver for Swift Transportation in 1997. He received numerous safety awards and on April 1, 2015 was presented with the Million Mile Safe Driving Award. He trained 144 drivers during his tenure as a Swift trainer, where he was introduced to new cultures and situations with the many interesting people he trained. Scott loved telling his family of his experiences on the road.

He married the love of his life, Nichol Duncan, on September 4, 1999 in Sandy, Utah. They are the parents of three children; Rachel Lynn, Katelynn Elise and William Scott the Third. His children were the joy of his life. Scott would come in from a month on the road and the first thing he did was sit on the floor and play with his kids. We will cherish photos from this time. His job took him from home, but he always tried to find the time to attend their games or performances. Nichol, Scott and their children were sealed in the LDS Billings, Montana Temple as an eternal family on August 1, 2014.

Scott had a great sense of humor and was always telling jokes, scaring people and pulling pranks. Many times after Scott had been at someone’s house they would find that he had tampered with the kitchen sprayer. Scott loved to put a rubber band on the sprayer and surprise his mother! You also always needed to protect your phone or camera because Scott loved to take them and add to your photo collection. We would find pictures of the strangest things. Scott also loved to wait until the room was quiet and then yell loudly, scaring the whole group. It was not unusual to hear Scott laughing, saying, “You’re such a dork!” He loved playing video games especially with his son, Will. He had a great love for music, he loved all genres of music. Scott spent downtime with many a “Air-guitar or drum solo” thoroughly engrossed in what he was hearing. His love for his family overlapped with his love for the outdoors. He enjoyed paintballing with his father, brother, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and kids. He enjoyed fishing and could catch a fish in most unusual places. Once on a bet, he dropped his line through a drain hole on a bridge and moments later he felt the pull of a fish on his line. The fish was large enough that it barely fit back up through the drain hole. At Granite Creek on the Big Horns, Scott once caught a fish in a few tiny inches of water.

Scott always had a beard. Even in high school he sported a beard better than most men. While his daughter Rachel was serving her Mission in California he vowed not to shave for those 18 months. Because of the length, Nichol suggested he shave half way through, Scott wanted to send the beard shavings to Rachel…but her mom saved her! Many of his nephews strived to grow a beard like Uncle Scott.

Scott was a giant of man standing at 6 foot 5 inches. He could command attention. Many people didn’t have the opportunity to get to know Scott for who he really is. Scott would do anything for anyone. He was a protector. We know that he will ALWAYS be there on the other side continuing to protect his family. Scott was a pillar in our family and we will ALWAYS feel the pull of his spirit. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife Nichol Adam Duncan, his children Rachel Lynn Duncan, Katelynn Elise Duncan and William Scott Duncan III, his parents Bill & Eileen Duncan, his siblings Colleen (Russ) Cherry, LeAnna (Tony) Nicholson, Linda (Rulon) Osmond, CJ (Dondee) Duncan and many nieces and nephews.

He is proceeded in death by his grandparents John & Frances Hopkin, Clarence & Mae Duncan, Father-in-law Derrell William Adam and Brother-in-law Ryan Ray Adam.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am, Friday June 30, 2017 at The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Burlington, Wyoming with a graveside service to follow at the Otto cemetery. Memorial donations may be made for an education fund for Scott’s children. Please make checks payable to Nichol Duncan in care of Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401. Online condolences may be made at