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Founding member of Springfield law firm dies

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A founding member of Springfield law firm Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton PC has died.

Donald R. Duncan, 88, died May 31, according to his obituary posted to GormanScharpf.com. A cause of death was not listed.

"Don was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and friend. He gave generously of his time, resources and wisdom, while resisting any credit for his profound impact on countless people," his obituary reads.

Duncan joined the Stewart, Reid and Turner Law Firm in 1964 and became a partner in 1968, according to his profile on the website of Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton PC. One of the firm's founding members who focused his practice on real estate transactions, business matters, and probate and trust law, according to the website, Duncan retired in May 2017.

Duncan's obituary indicates he was awarded the Purcell Professionalism Award by the Missouri Bar Association, served as a special attorney general for the state of Missouri and was a founder and board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks Inc. He also taught at Missouri State University, his alma mater, and was active in the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.

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