March 28, 1935 - May 14, 2013. Donald Vay Dugan, 78 years of age, answered His Lord's call to come home at 7:15 p.m. on May 14th, a day before his 48th wedding anniversary. He was born in Chicago to the late Merrill and Audrey Dugan. He received his BA of Ministry from Bob Jones University. He also received an engineering degree from Indiana University. On May 15, 1965 he married Virginia Lee Watson Webber. His surviving daughters are Lisa (Randy) Henry, Casey E.M. Dugan, Linda (Roderick) Armes, Carolyn (Gene) Perks. He also has a surviving adopted Haitian son, Emmanuel. He has 12 surviving grandsons: Ben, Andrew and Zach Henry, Jon (Laura), David (Jessalyn), Stephen, Matthew, Andrew and Tim Armes, Adam and Ryan Perks and Leevay Desrosiers; his surviving granddaughters are Jessica (Rick) Wright, Kristen Armes Peters, Rachel Perks, Ezahira and Donalee Desrosiers. He also has nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by a nephew Mike (Debbie) Laslo and a niece Marilyn Laslo. He was preceded in death by his sister Vivian Laslo, his daughter Chiquita Quillen and a grandson Jeffery Quillen. Don was a resident of Florida since 1980. He was a member of the Daytona Christian Church and he was instrumental in keeping the church doors open. He served as chairman of the Elders and chairman of the Church Board, until health issues forced his retirement. The past 33 years serving the Lord as Executive Director of Missions to Haiti, with Skills Applied For Evangelism, that he and his wife organized to provide tax exempt status, banking, record keeping management and promotion for missionaries. Some of the missionaries were Christianville, Gressier Haiti, C.M.S.H. Cayes Haiti, MCM, Malawi, and Africa. Currently his involvement was with Christianville University, Gressier Haiti, Carribbean Leadership Institute of Knoxville, TN, and Encourage Me Ministries with Betty Gray, Seymour, IN, His Seed Sowers of Jeremie, Haiti as executive managing director. He thoroughly enjoyed the travel, promotion of speaking in churches, doing conventions, speaker for VBS, church camps and anything else the Lord lead him to do for others. One of his favorite things was to be of encouragement to the young ministers. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at the Daytona Christian Church. Jerry Smith will be officiating the service at 2 p.m. Memorials may be designated to His Seed Sowers at P.O. Box 214107, South Daytona, Florida 32121.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 15, 2013