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John L. Dugger

John L. Dugger, 73, Bluff City passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late Fred and Hazel Cowan Dugger. He had lived in Bluff City for the past ten years. John L. was a 1959 graduate of Johnson County High School where he was a great basketball player. He was an avid fisherman and loved being with his daughters and grandchildren. He enjoyed his many dogs over the years especially “Twinkle.” John L. was a member of the Sugar Grove Baptist Church, Butler. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Dugger.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Doris Stout Dugger; his daughters and sons-in-law: Donna and Gary Rader, Bluff City and Kim and Mike Blevins, Piney Flats; a grandson, Devon Steedley; a granddaughter, Beth Blevins and fiancé Chris Koubele; a sister, Azalene Carter of Texas; nieces, Anna Mary Church, North Carolina and Pam Bowman, Texas; one nephew, Layne Dugger of Florida; his sisters-in-law, Pat Stout, Mountain City and Evelyn Dugger, Kingsport.
Memorial services were conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Greene officiating. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Wellmont Hospice for their care and to Miguel Canchola who has been a blessing to our family; he has been like a son and also to Mary and Jessica Wilson. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Dugger to the Sullivan County Humane Society, P.O. Box 922, Kingsport, TN 37662. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web site
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton is serving the Dugger family.