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Duncan Turnbull Whyte

December 10, 1952 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 68)


Duncan Whyte died at home on the afternoon of April 25th while under hospice care.  He is survived by his wife, Sara; daughters, Jean Goette and Emily Budinger; new granddaughters, Ada Goette and Amy Budinger.  Duncan’s family had gathered a few days prior, to celebrate his life.  For that reason, no services will be conducted.  

Duncan was born in Australia to Scottish parents, but was raised in Indiana.  He spent a career as a social worker in the army and again in Civil Service.   He earned a doctorate from USC and worked as an adjunct professor at USC, Midlands, and Columbia College. He, along with his wife, were extensive travelers and believed that their years in Hawaii and Germany were some of the best.  Duncan was an avid reader, a child advocate and a fiercely proud father.  His quick wit and sharp mind were his stock and trade.  Duncan viewed life as an adventure, which ended too soon.

If you wish to contribute to a favorite charity in Duncan’s memory, please feel free to do so.  He supported Doctors Without Boarders, ACLU, Habitat for Humanity, and Harvest Hope.   

Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family.

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