Walter “Clyde” Dugger

Published 3:17 pm Friday, February 9, 2024

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Walter “Clyde” Dugger, 92, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 9, 2024, at his home. Clyde was born in Butler, Tenn., to the late Arthur and Blanche Finney Dugger. In addition to his parents, Clyde was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Norma Ruth Irick Dugger; his son, Steve Dugger; and his brothers and sister, Ed Dugger, Louella Jones, Earl Dugger, Lloyd Dugger, Ray Dugger, Lee Dugger and Homer Dugger.
Clyde had worked for Summers-Taylor but retired from the Carter County Highway Department. He loved to play baseball and watching his sons and grandsons play sports and he carried the chains for Hampton High School. Clyde never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone he met. He was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church and enjoyed helping with and maintaining the church grounds. In his spare time, Clyde enjoyed fishing and he loved the outdoors, in fact he was almost never indoors!
Those left to remember Clyde include his two children, Glenn Dugger and wife Greta and Sherry Ayers and husband Steve; his surviving daughter-in-law, Ginger Dugger; his much loved grandchildren, Bethany Dugger, Nathan Dugger, Emily Dugger, Makia Tenner, Ian Dugger and wife Alyssa, Austin Ayers and Eli Ayers; his great-grandchildren, Desmond Ford-Green and Jaydon Johnson; his sisters, Betty Jo Montgomery and Peggy Brown. Several nieces, nephews and other extended family members also survive.
A service to celebrate Clyde’s life will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 12, in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. David Montgomery, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 until 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel prior to the service on Monday. The graveside service will follow in the Whitehead Cemetery (Cable Hollow Road- Little Milligan Community of Butler). Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Doug Miller and Tommy Jenkins will serve as honorary pallbearers. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in honor of Clyde to the Valley Forge Christian Church, 114 VF Christian Church Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family would like to thank Debbie Morrell and Amedysis Hospice – Jerry, Megan and Melissa for the love and care shown to Clyde during his illness. Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting our website,
Tetrick Riverside Drive of Elizabethton honored to serve the family of Walter “Clyde” Dugger. Office phone (423) 542-2232; Obituary line information (423) 543-4917.

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