Raymond E. Dugger, 64, of New Matamoras, died at his home on Sunday (Aug. 5, 2012). He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Raymond E. Dugger II and Rita Carney Dugger on Nov. 27, 1947.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and after two tours of duty in Vietnam he returned home to work as a kitchen designer. His dream was always to be a lawyer. At age 50 he entered college at the State University of New York in Buffalo, N.Y. and then attended law school at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio where he received his Juris Doctor of Law degree. After graduation he clerked for several law firms in Cleveland and then moved to Marietta to work as an attorney at Job and Family Services. He then joined the Washington County Prosecutors office as an assistant prosecutor. Ray was a gentle Big Man with just as big a heart and a very private person with a dry sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Yonally Dugger; his mother; and five daughters, Natalle, Michele, Shannon, Colleen and Audrey; and two sons, Raymond IV and Mitchell. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Ralph; and two sisters, Gina and Rena. He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday (Aug. 9) at 6 p.m. at the Matamoras Presbyterian Church with Rev. Terry Pringle officiating. There will be no visitation as his request was to be cremated. Military services will held at the church.
Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at hadleyfh.com