Doug Fugate


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.

"Doug" 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 fiancé, Morgan Elrod; grandson, Reid Jones, whom 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.

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, hospice nurses, for their great care.

The family received friends Monday at Sanford Baptist Church in Riceville.

A service to Celebrate Doug’s Life was held with Stanley Hammonds and Kenny Purdie officiating.

Graveside service will be held today, Sept. 17, 2019, 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 were unable to attend the visitation or services, please sign the online registry at:

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


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