James Terry Ducker (Terry), 73 of Greer passed away peacefully at home Saturday, September 19, 2020. Terry was born in Lake Toxaway, NC to his parents late Garvin Ducker and Lula Reid Garvin. He's survived by his loving wife Deborah Wyatt Ducker; sons, James Everett Ducker, Robert Allen Ducker; daughters, Brenda Ducker Duterte, Suzanne Ducker Wells; brother, Charles Ducker; grandchildren, Brittany, Lauren, Jules, Lawson, Natalie, Sophia, Nathaniel; great grandchildren, Jaden and Kai; special family member, John Thomas.
In addition to his parents Terry was preceded in death by his siblings, Jay Ducker and Jerry Ducker.
Terry joined the US Army, and served during the Vietnam War. He continued to protect lives as a military police officer, and furthered his career as a police officer for Buncombe County, NC, Greenville County, SC, Wellford, SC, and served as Chief Police of Lyman, SC. He won many awards and achievements throughout his career in law enforcement, and recognized by many for his duty and selfless devotion to his job. Though focused on the work at hand, his heart was always home. He was a devoted husband and loving father. He enjoyed family time going on picnics, mountain rides, fishing, and family trips. He enjoyed motorcycles, music and firearms. For the remainder of his life, he loved his wife, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his brother. He will be remembered and missed by many.
His memorial service was held Friday, August 21, 2020 at Duncan Estate, Spartanburg, SC.