Henry D. Dugger

June 29, 1917July 29, 2014

Henry D. Dugger

1917 - 2014

Henry D. Dugger, 97, of Pensacola, died July 29, 2014. He was born in Lynchburg, VA, and was preceded in death by parents, Henry B. Dugger and Elizabeth McCarron Dugger; and wife of 66 years, Dorothy Crickenberger Dugger.

Mr. Dugger lived in Pensacola since 1973. He was a graduate, GED from Holy Cross Academy, Lynchburg, VA, and attended Charleston School of Commerce for three years in Charleston, West VA. He retired from the Navy after 30 years as a Chief Petty Officer. He was a veteran of WWII and Korea, and participated in the Battle of the Atlantic from 1939 to 1942. He made the invasion of North Africa at Casablanca aboard the Minesweeper, Stansbury, DMS #8, engaged many German submarines in combat, and sunk several while doing convoy duty in the North Atlantic, as well as South and Central America. Henry made several invasions of the Japanese Islands, Tarawa, Kawagelien, Eniwitok, Iwo Jimo, and Okinawa. His Destroyer Squadron shot down more Japanese Suicide planes than any other fleet group. He received the Navy Unit Commendation for heroism during the Okinawa campaign. Chief Dugger completed his active duty after four years of recruiting duty in West VA. He completed many Navy service schools, Recruit Personnel, Uniflow Steam Engine, Radar & CIC, and Leadership.

Mr. Dugger also retired from Federal service as a Building's Manager, and from his own locksmith supply business, "Key Lock Key" in Pensacola for 17 years.

He was a lifelong Roman Catholic, attending St. Anne Catholic Church for well over 30 years, and was active in the Roundup as a Chairman. He was also Secretary for the Holy Name Society, and was Chairman of the Ushers for several years.

He is survived by daughter, Carolyn D. Greenwood, of Longwood, FL; son, Dennis (Pam) of Pensacola; granddaughter, Jennifer Santangelo, of Tulsa, OK; grandson, Marc Padgett (Nicole), of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Phillip H. Dugger and Kathryn McCarron Dugger, of Pensacola; great grandchildren, Laurelee Rhodes, of St. Mary's, FL; Kerrigan and Hunter Padgett, of Jacksonville, FL; Kennedy Padgett, of San Clemente, CA; and Olivia Santangelo, of Tulsa, OK.

The visitation will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home on Monday, August 04, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm. The funeral mass will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church, officiated by Father James Thoyalil on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at 11am. Burial will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to St. Anne Catholic Church, Building Fund, 5200 Saufley Field Road Pensacola, FL 32526. Oak Lawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, August 4, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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August 3, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Henry and Dorothy very well. I lived in Pensacola for 35 years and knew them very well. They were the sweetest couple. I also went to St. Anne;s church but live in Texas. Sending prayers for the family. Now they are together again.

Anita Bennett

August 3, 2014

Mr.& Mrs Dugger..So sorry about your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dennis Kerr

August 2, 2014

We all had the privilege of having Henry as a friend and fellow golfer. He will be missed but has gone to play a different round. The Wild Bunch

Paul Dugger

August 2, 2014

Dennis Pam and family sorry to hear of your loss you're not thoughts and prayers

Terry and Jennifer

August 1, 2014

A good friend, a good neighbor, and an excellent man. May he Rest In Peace.

Charles Dugger

August 1, 2014

Dennis / Pam and family so sorry to hear of your are in our thoughts and prayers.Uncle Henry was a very nice man I have great memories coming to Pensacola with my grandmother Christine Dugger to your mother and father's home.I know he will be missed by many

July 31, 2014

My best friend, sorry to see you go, but you have gone to a better place. Ken and Kaye

Frances Webb

July 30, 2014

Dennis, Pam, & Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless,
Frances Webb

Jane Massey Dionne

July 30, 2014

God Bless you, dear Uncle Henry. Your family is now complete with you in Heaven; there's a great gathering of the Dugger Clan in Heaven this week. Pray for us.