Coffey Funeral Home


James D. Fugate

February 8, 1953October 5, 2021

James D. Fugate, age 68, of Tazewell, was born on February 8, 1953 and slept away peacefully at Claiborne Health and Rehab on October 5, 2021.

He was a member of Hoop Creek Baptist Church, but liked to attend other churches. He was willing to sing his favorite song 'I've Got a Feeling That Everything is Going to Be Alright'. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Lucy Fugate. Brothers Calvin Fugate and David Fugate.

He is survived by sisters and brother-in-laws, Darlene Myers of Black Mountain, N.C., Rebecca Gregory of Tazewell, T.N., Lena (Carl) Thompson of Hampton, G.A., Roberta Cloud, Dorothy Snodgrass, and Jeff Snodgrass all of Tazewell, T.N. Special great niece Brie Brie, along with other nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends Friday October 8th from 11 until 12 PM at Coffey Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 12 PM in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. The graveside service will follow in the Fugate Cemetery. Ministers: Rev. Preston Thompson and Prophetess Dorothy Snodgrass Singer: Ricky Gregory Pallbearers: Steve Goins, Perry Goins, Cory Johnson, Horace (Brother) Wells Jr., Johns Ford, and Boyd Dibrell Honorary Pallbearer: Eddie Crawford

Family asks due to Covid 19 that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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Jacqueline King Whitt

October 7, 2021

We all loved James. He was always so full of joy and laughter. Rest, James, in the arms of the Lord.

Our prayers and condolences to James' family.

God Bless!

Sherri Lewis

October 7, 2021

I glad James has his wings.He will be miss.I love you my cousin and always will..
Sherri Wells Lewis

Mitzi Hurst

October 7, 2021

James was a kind, happy person every time I saw him. Rest, in the loving arms of Jesus and your loved ones.

Deborah White

October 7, 2021

It's so hard to say goodbye to family you grew up with. I will always remember your laugh. You were always a sweet and loving man. I had not seen you in many years James, but know that I always loved you my dear cousin. You are resting in God's arms now free from pain and the worries of this world. Rest well, until we meet again. To the rest of my family, I am sending my love and prayers to you all.