Steve Dugger

Published 4:44 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Steve Dugger, 60, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord from Duke University on Monday, November 26, 2018, following a courageous battle. Steve was born in Elizabethton to Walter Clyde Dugger and Norma Ruth Irick Dugger of Elizabethton.
Steve was a loving husband and father and was a very active member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church. He retired from the Carter County Highway Department, where he had worked on the paving crew
Steve enjoyed participating in Revolutionary War Re-Enactments with the re-enactment group, Company of Over Mountain Men.
Those left to cherish his memory in addition to his parents include his wife, Ginger Sparger Dugger, of the home; his son, Nathan Dugger of Elizabethton; his daughter, Bethany Wachterman and husband Jason of Waynesville, N.C.; one brother, Glenn Dugger and wife Greta of Port Orange, Fla.; one sister, Sherry Ayers and husband Steve of Johnson City; his niece, Emily Dugger; and four nephews, Ian Dugger, Austin Ayers, Eli Ayers and Kevin Sparger.
A service to celebrate the life of Steve Dugger will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, November 30, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Brent Nidiffer officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. The graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, to go in procession. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Duke University Hospital and especially the Pulmonary Transplant Team and nurse, Chelsea Daley, for the love and care shown to Steve and his family. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Valley Forge United Methodist Church, 3974 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mr. Dugger and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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