Richard Fugate
1953 - 2021
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Richard Fugate

formerly Tazewell - Richard Fugate, age 67, formerly of Tazewell, TN, died March 30, 2021, at his residence on Garfield Avenue, Knoxville, TN. He was born April 13, 1953, to the union of Will and Clydean Riley Fugate. He was a graduate of Claiborne County High School, Class of 1971. Richard was a member of Tri-Star Carpentry Union and a retiree of Rust Engineering.

He was preceded in death by children, Regina and Christina Fugate; parents, Will and Clydean Fugate; and sister, Judy Jackson.

He leaves to cherish his memory: Sons, Shannon Mize and Aderrius Fugate of Knoxville, TN, daughters; Ronetta (Noah) Poellnitz of Bloomington, IN, Senitrea Henderson of Alcoa, TN; brothers, Cobie Fugate of Knoxville, TN, Ronald and Donald Fugate of Chattanooga, TN; sisters, Marilyn Fugate, Arlena (James) Glasgow and special sister, Charlene (Rev., Dr. Charles) McAfee, of Knoxville, TN and Anita (Emanuel) Martin of Chattanooga, TN; several grand-children, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.

Receiving of friends will be Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 11:00 -11:30 am with the Celebration of Life to follow, at Unity Mortuary, Knoxville, TN. Rev., Dr. Joseph B. Smith, Eulogist. The final resting place will immediately follow at Will Fugate Family Farm, 456 Sulphur Hollow Rd., Tazewell, TN.

The family respectfully request that COVID-19 guidelines be followed.

Unity Mortuary is honored to serve the Fugate, Glasgow, McAfee, and Martin families. www.unitymortuary1979.com.






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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2021.
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April 14, 2021
Richard always kept me laughing he was a bright light with the best slogans. May his smile always be with and his love in our hearts. Sending comfort to all his family and friends. Love Treasa Hopkins you will be missed...
Treasa A Hopkins
Friend
April 10, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Wanda Howell
Family
April 10, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Wanda Howell
Family
April 9, 2021
We are to hear of Richard’s passing ,just that we have you all in our thoughts and prayers...( Cleola, Raymond and Margaret)
Cleola Staples
Family
April 9, 2021
We are saddened by the passing of Richard. This is a time to celebrate Richard's life and the wonderful memories he leaves behind. We all grieve in our own way, but be comforted by the knowledge that others are here to help you during the difficult days ahead.
Aunt Charity Collins, Dr. Hubert Collins, Brenda Collins Perkins-Johnson, Greg Collins.
Brenda Perkins-Johnson
Family
April 8, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers. May GOD'S love and holy peace, shelter and comfort you during this time of bereavement.
Ira Grimes Sr, Geraline Scott, Virginia Taylor, Maosa(Will) Larry(Faye)
Family
April 8, 2021
Trust in the Lord he will take care of you. Love you cousin Julia Wilson Livingston.
April 8, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Cathy Queener
April 8, 2021
Praying for God's love and mercy to provide you strength. Loss of a love one is hard just know God will see you through.
Gail L Montgomery
April 8, 2021
My condolences to the family.
Connie Tucker-Pettis
Family
April 8, 2021
To The Family,

We are so sorry to hear about Richard passing and our prayers go out to you. As time moves forward, may your special memories of him continue to be a blessing to each of you. May God continue to keeping his loving arms around the family during and beyond this difficult time.
Mattie Johnson and Family
Friend
April 8, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
William (Billy Joe) Winston & Walter
Family
April 8, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Venus Styles
April 8, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Helen Waters & Family
Family
April 8, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Anthony (Tony) Waters
Family
April 8, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to the family.
Debra Agnew and Family
April 7, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Keeping you all in my prayers
Dominica S.
Neighbor
April 6, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Eugenia Cotner Robinson
Family
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