Reed H. Fugate, 81, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at Life Care of Rhea County. Born in Rhea Springs, he was the son of the late Jack and Effie Reed Fugate. Reed was a pipefitter belonging to Pipefitters Union No. 45. He loved the outdoors; especially fishing and mowing his yard. Reed enjoyed sports including Tennessee football. He enjoyed being around people and spending time with his family. Reed was a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Claude Edward Fugate.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Dorothy Nicely Fugate, of Dayton; and special friends, Bethany and John Herron, of Dayton.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Walden officiating. Burial will follow at Spring City Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gideons International or Pleasant Dale Baptist Church.
Vaughn Funeral Home in Spring City is in charge of arrangements. 423-365-5221 www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.