OBITUARY

William "Tim" T. Dugan

September 7, 1946January 2, 2020

William Thomas “Tim” Dugan, 73, of Lexington, SC passed away surrounded by his family on January 2, 2020. Born September 7, 1946 in Hickory, NC. He was the son of the late Wilford T. and Annie Mae Dugan of Lexington.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart, wife of nearly 51 years and shag partner for life, Glenda Schwartz Dugan; daughter, Gwen Dugan Morris; son-in-law, Zane Morris, Sherry Dugan Keel; son, William “Billy” Dugan; daughter-in-law, Abby Wise Dugan; grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor and Tyler Keel, Savannah and Chloe Morris, Jake and Karl Dugan; brothers, Wilford T., Jr. and Jackie Dugan, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; siblings, Dorothy (Dot), Karl, Earl, Doris (Janie) and beloved fur baby, Annie.

He grew up in Red Bank playing pool and baseball. In 1964, he was the pitcher for Lexington High School’s first State Championship Baseball Team and known for his roundhouse curve ball. Off the mound, he was known for his pool shooting skills and would run the table on you, if given the chance. He continued playing throughout his life, winning pool tournaments locally and abroad. While at LHS, he learned his life skill, became a Master Electrician, and founded Dugan Electric, Inc. in 1983, which continues to thrive today. He served his country for 23 years and retired from the SC Army National Guard 751st Maintenance Division. A member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, he previously served on Church Council, usher and other various duties. He was a Master Mason with the Lexington Lodge, Shriner at Jamil Temple, and American Legion Post #7.

Family was the most important to him and he supported his three children and grandchildren in all their activities. A former Lexington County Arts Association member during the George Boozer Era, he worked on props, lighting design and performed on stage with his family. Those shows led him to performing in Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto and Washington, DC. Later, he went on to serve with the LHS Band Booster Club chaperoning and feeding hundreds of band students from 1985 to 1994. He also performed with the original Carolina Country Cloggers throughout the southeast.

On Saturdays, during the fall, you could find him cheering on his beloved Carolina Gamecocks. Win or lose, he remained an avid supporter and a member of the Gamecock Club.

He had a heart of gold, infectious smile and personality that earned him “Funniest” at LHS and that continued throughout his life. On one of many of his travels, he somehow convinced the Mexican Navy to respond to him when he passed by asking how they were doing. Often, he would say once he was gone, we should know he always had a good time and that was the truth. He never met a stranger and we are all blessed to have known him. So, in the infamous words of Tim himself, “Wind it up, Baby!” Heaven has gained a very special angel and the sun will always shine a little brighter.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Burial ~ following service in the church cemetery Monday, January 6, 2020

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Pat Bender

January 10, 2020

Glenda,
I just learned of Tim's passing. He was a great guy and it was a privilege to know you and your family through our business and through Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital. My love and prayers are with you and the family
Pat & Frank Bender

Cindy Stockton

January 8, 2020

Tim was a wonderful, funny and kind man. He will be missed by. May God wrap his arms around you in your time of sorrow.
God bless
Cindy, Jonathan and Crystal(Kelly) Stockton

Carolyn (Scircle) Rightsell

January 7, 2020

Glenda and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Tim's passing. It is easy to see he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. My prayer is that God will comfort you all with many wonderful memories.

Al Beard

January 6, 2020

Tim was my landlord for 23 years. More importantly he was my friend. Loved to talk with him about baseball, and pretty much anything that came to mind on a given day. He and Glenda treated me like family. I'm so sad to hear of his passing.

God bless you Glenda, Billy, Gwen, and Sherry. So sorry to hear of this, and that it was after the funeral. We would have been there. Miss you all.

Vaughn Hall

January 6, 2020

Tim was always such a gentleman and a great customer of Graybar. I will miss his smile and cheerful banter. My condolences to the Dugan family.

Timothy Driggers

January 6, 2020

Tim was a wonderful person who had a mile-wide smile and enjoyed life to the fullest. His sense of humor was tremendous and was always fun to be around; He loved his family and everyone he met was his friend.

It was my privilege to play baseball with Tim at Lexington High School and be his teammate on the LHS baseball team that won the 1964 state championship. He was a great pitcher. It always amazed me he could throw the ball so slow and make the pitch curve so much! He pitched many a fantastic game and we could not have won without he and Johnny Gunter on the pitcher's mound.

Tim was a great guy and the Lord now has a great pitcher on Heaven's team,

Carolyn Poole

January 6, 2020

Sherry, Billy, Abby and family, So sorry for your loss. I only met him one time. It's extremely difficult to lose a parent. Only easy thing that will help you get through this is knowing that he's not suffering any longer. God needed another angel and he chose your father. May he rest in peace.

Caffie Stricklin

January 5, 2020

Sorry to hear about Tim’s passing. We all had some good times together in our younger days. Praying for Glenda and all the family.

Betty Joyce Roof

January 5, 2020

Glenda, I will always remember Tim’s smile and his witty personality. Sending prayers to you and your family.

Deborah Anderson

January 5, 2020

To All the family: So sorry for the loss of a great husband, father, and friend. Tim , Glenda and their family were always there for my family in our journey with loss. I will forever be grateful for that. Tim was bigger than life and always witty. Prayers for you all.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY