John L. Dugger

Published 8:57 am Thursday, December 4, 2014

John L. Dugger, 73, of 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 10 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 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 of North Carolina and Pam Bowman of Texas; a nephew, Layne Dugger of Florida; and his sisters-in-law, Pat Stout, Mountain City, and Evelyn Dugger, Kingsport.
Memorial services for Mr. Dugger will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, December 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Greene officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the memorial service. 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 made at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is serving the Dugger family.