Royce Douglas “Doug” Fugate, 59 of Calhoun, went to his eternal home after a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday, September 14, 2019, with his wife Carmen by his side.
Doug was born on August 6, 1960, and graduated from Calhoun High School in 1978.
He was of the Baptist Faith.
Along with his love for his family, and his friends, he enjoyed life to the fullest and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Margaret Grisham Fugate, sister Patricia Richesin and brother Jerry Fugate.
Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Carmen Hammonds Fugate
Daughter Chelsea (Andy) Jones, Son Parker Fugate and his fiancé, Morgan Elrod.
Grandson Reid Jones, whom was his joy.
Two brothers, Beauford (Kathy) Fugate of Riceville, Bobby (Caroline) Fugate of Calhoun.
Two sisters, Della (Phil) Liner of Charleston, Loretta (Kenny) Purdie of Athens.
Sister-in law, Regina Fugate of Houston, Texas. Several nieces and nephews.
Doug retired from Olin Corp. in 2016 after working 37 years. He was owner of Fugate’s Firearms.
A special thanks to Carrie and Sandra, our Hospice nurses, for their great care.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, September 16 at Sanford Baptist Church located at 2283 County Road 50, Riceville, TN.
A service to celebrate Doug’s life will follow at 7 p.m. with Stanley Hammonds and Kenny Purdie officiating.
Graveside services will be Tuesday September 17 at 11:00 a.m. in Calhoun Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be, Beauford Fugate, Bobby Fugate, David Firestone, Tony Beard.
Eddie Geren and Coy Harbison
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Perry Riden, 172 County Road 759, Riceville, TN. 37370 or to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Attn: Memorial Dept. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.
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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Royce Douglas “Doug” Fugate.