James Lee Dugger

January 17, 1934 - November 25, 2011

Mr. James Lee Dugger of Plano, Texas passed away peacefully Friday, November 25, 2011. He was born January 17, 1934 in McKinney, Texas to G. A. and Valera (Lynn) Dugger and was 77 years of age. On July 25, 1959, “Dugger” married Linda Beth McNeil in McKinney and raised their family in Plano. He was a Technical Publications Graphic Manager with E-Systems in Garland, Texas, where he retired in 1993. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Plano. Surviving him is his wife of 51 years, Linda; son, Steven Scott Dugger and his wife Anne also of Plano; grandson, Samuel James Dugger and sister, Patricia Stephens and her husband Perry of Denton, Texas. “Dugger” is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Lori Beth Dugger and sister, Judy Vickery. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 28, 2011 at 4:00 P.M. in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Danny Buster officiating. The family will receive guests Sunday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Memorials in “Duggers” memory may be made to: Gary Sinise Foundation, POB 5008, Studio City, CA 91614-5001.

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I will never forget you. I can still hear your voice and feel your love. I hope I have been a good son to you and mom and father to Sam. You would be very proud of him. Love, Steve Steve Dugger, January 18, 2016 You would have turned 80 yesterday. I miss you so much and think of you every day. You were a wonderful dad, husband, and grandfather. Love you always Steve Dugger, January 18, 2014 I really wish I could see you again. College has been such an amazing experience, and I would like to tell you all about it. I'm working hard to become a doctor...I hope I'll make you proud. It's hard to believe it's been almost two years now. I love you, and I miss you. Samuel James Dugger, November 13, 2013 It has been a year now. I miss you so very, very much. You did so much for me, mom and my family. I think you would be very proud of your grandson. Always in my memories. Love, Steve Steven Scott Dugger, November 25, 2012 I miss you dad. Steve Dugger, February 4, 2012 James will be sorely missed by many. I especially looked forward to his call regarding the lunch get together with high school friends. Hugh McCarley, November 30, 2011 Linda and Steve our deepest sympathy to you both and the family. It was a shock!so hard for us to beleive that Dugger was gone. Ronnie and I had just talked to him a couple weeks ago. He was in great spirits and cutting up as only Dugger can do. Linda we have been friends with you and Dugger for such a long time and neighbors 20+ years and now so many memories of long ago seem so sharp and clear. Ronnie and I will truly miss Dugger and want you to know if there is anything we can do or anything you need please let us know. We were out of town and did not hear of Dugger's passing till Monday the day of the funeral. Want you to know we were there in spirit. Our love and prayers are you and may God confort you during this time. God bless and keep you till you meet Dugger again in God's Kingdom.... Love Ronnie and Frances Ann Frances Herndon Lynn, November 29, 2011 You will be deeply missed by many. Thank you for your years of friendship and your thoughtful visits and calls when Bob was in the hospital last April. You were what true friendship is all about. Rest peacefully and I know we will meet again in His kingdom. Much love to you and your family. Vicki Neely, November 28, 2011 Fei-Mei and I want to express our sadness over the passing of your father. Our prayers go out to your family. Don Michael Theriot, November 28, 2011 Linda; Our deepest condolences to you, Steve,Anne, and Sam. We were so shocked by the news and haven't quite recovered. Jess has lost his best phone buddy and we will always remember his funny Boyd High School stories. Pat Cope Loew also sends her deepest sympathy to you. She still remembers that Dugger was her first date. Jess and Pat Cope, November 28, 2011 Linda, My deepest sympathy to you and Steve. You are in my prayers. Pat Whitworth, November 28, 2011 So many sweet memories of a lifelong friend. Not only was he a buddy as Jackie grew up but he has been a fantastic "glue" for ex-students and friends from McKinney High School. He kept all of us connected. Jackie will miss his long telephone visits every few weeks with Dugger. He will be sorely missed by anyone and everyone who ever had the pleasure of sharing his life. His life must be a wonderful comfort to you, his family, in this time of sorrow. Martha and Jackie Woods, November 28, 2011 I will forever have fond memories of "Dugger" and his smile and his laughter. May light perpetual shine upon him. Sharon Bedingfield Neukam, November 28, 2011 Dear Linda, Steve, Anne, and Sam: I’m so sorry for your loss. Dugger was a good man, and his family was always the most important thing in the world to him. I will miss his old stories and that mischievous glint he would get in his eyes right before he told a joke. He was an excellent supervisor and a cherished friend. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends. Lots of love, -Dina, John, and Nick. Dina M. Neuberger, November 27, 2011 Dugger,was a good friend through the years.We all grew up in a memoralble time in a small town where everyone knew each other. He will be missed;but GOD has called him home.See you soon my friend. Your friend in JESUS CHRIST Ben Bass Benny Doyle Bass, November 27, 2011 This man "DUGGER" will be missed by many, many people who knew him at E-Systems. He was a fine man and good hearted man. Alway's had something good to say too whom-ever. After many year's, we all will be thinging what a difference in life he made in our work and in our personnel life that "DUGGER" made. But someday we will meet again! Brice D Gregg, November 27, 2011 Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda, Steve, Anne and Sam. James Lee was such a caring, loving man. We will miss his deeply. We love you and feel so blessed to have been a part of the Dugger family. carol ann wade, November 27, 2011 I will never be able to express what a wonderful dad you have been to me. Always supportive and always loving. Funny, often hard-headed but never a doubt as to how much you loved us. I just hope that I can be like you as both a dad and a grandfather. I love and miss you so very, very much. You will always be in my memories. Steven Scott Dugger, November 27, 2011 There so many fond memories of my days working with Dugger from 1982 until retired in 1993 at E-Systems. More than anything though, Dugger was one of the best managers/boss' I ever worked for. He was always treated his department staff with dignity and respect. God bless the entire the entire family in this time of sorrow. Randy Charles Harris, November 27, 2011 Jim was a great guy to work with. Did lots of favorites for me and others. Al DeJohn, November 27, 2011 Rest well my friend. Dianne Harrell, November 27, 2011 Steve, my deepest sympathy to you and your Family. I know how hard it is, just with my own Mother's passing. God Bless, Mr & Mrs Jimmy Hill Jr & Family Jimmy L Hill Jr, November 27, 2011 James Lee was the kindest person I have ever known. His loss will be felt amongst all his Trojan brothers. I will miss him very much. God Bless all his family and help you through this difficult time. Robert Allen, November 27, 2011 Our prayers go out to Linda, Steve, Sammy, Anne, and the rest of the family. Dugger was such a good man. He was unique. He will be sorely missed. Jerry & Ann Bryant, November 27, 2011 Those of us left behind will forever remember the smile and warmth of James Lee. Jim and I treasure the last time we were together at our little mini reunion here in Crowley. What a great time we had and how blessed to have had Judy, James Lee and Pat together with many family members. Well, we will carry on now but our hearts are heavy with the loss of such precious people. I find comfort knowing that James Lee is now organizing his little corner of eternity. Linda and Steve, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Suzanne Neely Burden, November 26, 2011