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Denise Bowman Dugger

Denise Bowman Dugger



Denise Bowman Dugger, age 63, of Johnson City, Tennessee passed away Thursday evening, June 21, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born and raised in Mountain City, Tennessee to the late Dennis W. and Lillian Katherine Landers Bowman on October 21, 1954.


Denise was a loving and caring nurse for over 30 years. She was employed at the Johnson City Medical Center at the time of her death and retired from Watauga Medical Center after 27 years of service in 2012. Nursing was a passion for her, and she devoted her life to caring for others.


She is survived by her daughter, Kaleena Dugger of Johnson City, TN; sisters: Chanetta Bowman Crisp (Steve) and Maricka Bowman Jones (Billy “B.E.”) of Mountain City, TN; brother: Lamarr Bowman of Mountain City, TN; aunts: Mary Alice Wellington of Bristol, TN and Georgia Bowman of Houston, TX; niece: Cheyenne Bowman; nephews: Zackary Combs and Koen Jones; several great nieces, nephews, many cousins, and very special friends and co-workers past and present.


The family will receive friends on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Mountain City Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 2:00 pm with Pastor Ernest Widby officiating.


At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of her sister, 125 Hemlock Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses. Condolences may be sent to the family at


The family of Denise Bowman Dugger has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.