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Jimmy R. Dugger

April 7, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
Jimmy Ray Dugger - Submitted photo

Jimmy Ray Dugger, 88, of Hot Springs, passed away April 4, 2021.

He was born April 21, 1932, in Newark, Ark., to Edgar and Letha Dugger.

Jimmy was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He and his wife, Mary, are longtime members of Lakeside Baptist Church. Together they ran the food pantry for over 15 years. Jimmy loved the outdoors, fishing, reading and his dogs. He was known as a Mr. Fix-it and could fix anything. "The impossible only takes a little longer."

Jimmy worked for and retired from the Union Pacific Railroad after 28 years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Mary Dugger; daughters: Rhonda Yates and life partner, Phil Dickson, and Rita Courtney and her husband, Robert; grandchildren: Aaron Yates and wife, Stephanie, Kaylea Courtney, and Charity Courtney; great-grandson, Dylan Yates; brother, Ben Dugger and wife, Rose; sisters: Cynthia Johnson and husband, Ewell, and Pat Sheffield.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lanay Mitchell.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Pinecrest Funeral Home, Alexander. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.


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