Doug Fugate

Posted 9/16/19

Royce Douglas “Doug” Fugate, 59 of Calhoun, went to his eternal home after a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, with his wife Carmen by his side.

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Doug Fugate

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Royce Douglas “Doug” Fugate, 59 of Calhoun, went to his eternal home after a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, with his wife Carmen by his side.

He was born on Aug. 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 was 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 fiancée, Morgan Elrod; grandson, Reid Jones, who was his joy; two brothers: Beauford (Kathy) Fugate of Riceville, and Bobby (Caroline) Fugate of Calhoun; two sisters: Della (Phil) Liner of Charleston, and Loretta (Kenny) Purdie of Athens; sister-in law, Regina Fugate of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

He 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 to 7  p.m. today, Sept. 16, 2019, at Sanford Baptist Church, located at 2283 County Road 50, Riceville.

A service to Celebrate "Doug’s" Life will follow at 7 p.m., with Stanley Hammonds and Kenny Purdie officiating.

Graveside services will be on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in Calhoun Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Beauford Fugate, Bobby Fugate, David Firestone, Tony Beard, Eddie Geren and Coy Harbison.

If you are unable to attend the visitation, or services, please sign the online registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Royce Douglas “Doug” Fugate.

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