In Memoriam - Roy Fugate
My blog brother and fellow ODBA member Charlie Fugate lost his father to a massive stroke.
Roy Fugate - 1935~2008
ABINGDON, Va. – Mr. Roy S. Fugate, 72, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Born in Indian Springs, Tenn., on Nov. 30, 1935, he was raised by an uncle and aunt, Charlie and Madge Patrick. Roy graduated from Meadowview High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and was in the U.S. Army Reserves for two years. Roy retired from UPS in Bristol after 33 years. He was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church in Abingdon for 32 years and a member of the senior adult Sunday school class. He was also a member of the UPS Retired Drivers Breakfast Club.
Roy was preceded in death by his aunt and uncle, Madge and Charlie Patrick; his sister, Mildred Larkins; and his brothers, Spencer Lewis and Bill Fugate.
Roy is survived by his loving and caring wife of 40 years, Laquita Ladd Fugate of the home; his son, Charlie Fugate of Abingdon; his mother-in-law, Virginia Pearl Ladd of Bristol; his brothers, Jim Fugate and J.C. Fugate of Kingsport, Tenn., Bruce Lewis of Atlanta and Charles Lewis of Kingsport; an aunt and uncle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Roy also had lots of friends that cared about him.
The funeral service for Roy Fugate will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2008, at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, with the Rev. Carl Young, Dr. Don Paxton and the Rev. John Stapleton officiating. Music will be by the Rosedale Baptist Church Choir and David White. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. The burial will be on Monday, June 23, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol Virginia, with military graveside rites by the Highlands Veterans Honor Guard. Those attending the graveside service are invited to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. on Monday.
Pallbearers will be Jack Clark, Gary Wallace, George Johnson, David White, Gene Ladd and George Hearl. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Waters, Darrell Salyers, Bobby Jones, Danny Patrick and UPS drivers.
The family would like to thank Dr. William Baker and Dr. Ernest Henry for their care of Mr. Fugate, and they also thank Roy's special friend, Tara Salyers.
Those wishing to share memories or express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com.
Farris Funeral Service, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700, is serving the family of Roy Fugate
A veteran, husband, and father. Keep Charlie and his family in your prayers.