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April 27, 1942 ~ May 28, 2018 (age 76)
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Lawrence Leo Fugate

Age 76

Of Riceville

Went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 28, 2018

At his residence.


A native of Cleveland and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Lawrence Horace “Shorty” Fugate and Ira Lee Moore Fugate.  Leo retired after 30 years from the McMinn County Landfill as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Purple Martin Society and was passionate about wildlife conservation and built and distributed over 2000 blue bird houses. He enjoyed traveling, dancing, and gardening. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and had attended Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.


Survivors include his wife of 50 years,

   Glenda Louise Coe Fugate of Riceville

Two daughters and sons-in-law,

   Tonya Susanne and Aaron Nash of Cleveland

   Martha Helen Lee and Marcus Miller of Riceville

One son,

   William Andrew Fugate of Riceville

Grandchildren: Laura English, Toby English, Eli Nash, and Blake Miller

One sister and brother-in-law,

   Wilma and Don Stanley of Calhoun

Three brothers and sisters-in-law,

   Donald and Linda Fugate of Calhoun

   Phillip and Annette Fugate of Delano

   Allen and Michelle Fugate of Oak Ridge

Beloved sister-in-law,

   Carolyn Coe Bryson of Cartersville, GA.

Special nieces and nephews,

   Rhonda Bryson of Cartersville, GA.

   Anthony Bryson of Nashville, TN.

   Heather and Josh Culp of Cartersville, GA. and many other beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Funeral services will be 1 pm Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor John Crabtree and Pastor Frank Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Andy Fugate, Aaron Nash, Toby English, Marcus Miller, Blake Miller and Xzayvier Beckingham.


The family will receive friends 5-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Lawrence Leo Fugate.

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