William Johnnie Fugatt

June 3, 1935June 18, 2019

William Johnnie Fugatt, 84, of Chattanooga passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. He was of the Baptist Faith. He had worked for CSX Transportation as a National Account Manager. Mr. Fugatt was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 95, the VFW and was a Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Fugatt and a brother, Freddy Fugatt. Survivors include his two sons, Ben Fugatt and Troy Fugatt; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean McCallister and Olavene Starnes; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors. Family and friends will gather at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home at 9:30 AM Friday. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Graveside Service Friday, June 21, 2019


William Johnnie Fugatt

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William Provident

June 30, 2019

Fugatt Family - I just learned of my friend and colleague’s passing.
Myself a young, inexperienced salesperson in Nashville, John befriended and guided me through through the 1990’s as the newest member of Stew Edwards Sales team.
I valued his graciousness and willingness to work with this upstart on the many times we shared laughs and travel.
Rest In Peace my friend.

Stewart and Carol Edwards

June 20, 2019

We have so many fond memories and fun times we shared with John & Betty. Train Car, Tennessee football, and golf. We played golf as a foursome as often as possible. Carol and Betty would play golf while John and I went to the football game. After the game, Carol and Betty would return from golf and board the train car.

John was respected and loved by everyone at CSX, and by all who knew him. Such a kind soul and hard worker.
He was such a special friend to us. We will truly miss him, just as we have missed Betty.