December 26, 1955 ~ August 22, 2007
Ric Duncum, 51, graduated to heaven on Aug.22nd, 2007 in San Antonio, TX . He is survived by his wife, Wanda Dayvault Duncum, their eight year old son, Stevie; also by his parents Gloria & Roy Duncum Jr., sister Karen Duncum, brother Roy Duncum III and sisters in law Helen and Jan and their children Nikki, Ryan, Nehemiah. He is also survived by his parents in law, Ruth Dayvault Stover and Smokey Stover and their family: Jay Dayvault, Denise & Guy Dayvault, nephews Nathan & Jason Dayvault, and Barbara Dayvault.
Born December 26th, 1955 and raised in Oklahoma City, Ric later met Wanda and they married there in 1993 . Stevie was born while they lived in Conway, Arkansas. Ric and his family moved to San Antonio in Nov. of 2006 to be closer to extended family members and to enjoy a new chapter in their lives. Ric’s favorite verse was Philippians 1:6 “…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” While we will greatly miss him, we rejoice that he is now whole and complete in every way in heaven.
Ric was a gifted musician and he felt closest to God when he was worshiping through music. He loved playing keyboards and drums, and composing and arranging music for worship teams and for personal enjoyment. He also loved spending time with his family watching movies, playing games and just hanging out. He was easy to be around and loved to joke with plays on words. He had an easy smile and his frequent laugh was infectious. He was a hero to his son. He was Stevie’s favorite person and Wanda’s best friend. He loved them with all his heart and they knew it. He had a gift for truly focusing his attention and interest on others – his son and wife most of all. His wife felt like he believed in her, and helped her grow more than she ever would have without him.
Many friends have expressed similar feelings as Ric mentored them in musicianship and learning what it really means to worship God and be a great friend. His sister Karen said, “He was one of the finest human beings I have ever known; his honesty and authenticity and open, pure heart.” All who knew Ric well have r emarked on his depth of character, integrity and kindness. His patience and even temper made him a wonderful companion. Ric frequently said: “I have the best family in the world; I love my family.” And we felt it.
Ric spent many years in music as a rock and roll drummer, a studio manager, jingle ad company owner and later as an active church band volunteer in Oklahoma City and Conway, Arkansas. Most recently Ric was active in the music ministry at Bandera Road Community Church in San Antonio, TX. In the past decade he pursued a dream by serving as a full time worship pastor for several years in Connecticut and Maryland . He also spent many years using his computer skills in a variety of settings and locations, most recently as a Project Manager for JPMorgan/Chase Bank.
Memorial services will be held at Bandera Road Community Church at 1:30 on Sunday August 26th in San Antonio, and at Our Lord’s Community Church at 3:00 on Sunday, September 2nd in Oklahoma City.
Memorials may be sent to Bank of America, Wanda Duncum for Stevie Scholarship Fund, 11658 Bandera Rd. San Antonio, TX. 78250.
To leave a note for the family or a favorite memory of Ric, please go to meadowlawn.net and select Obituaries. Arrangements by Meadowlawn. San Antonio, Texas . 210 661-3991.
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