Lonnie R. Dugan - August 22, 1930-July 7, 2017
Lonnie R. Dugan of Groesbeck passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Providence Hospice Place in Waco.
Visitation will be held on what would have been Lonnie and Bonnie’s 56th wedding anniversary, Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6-8 PM in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10AM in Cobb Cemetery with Rev. Bill Sutton & Rev. Johnny Pearson officiating.
Lonnie was born August 22, 1930 on the W.A. Brown place, near what was then, Valiant Carbide in rural Limestone County to H.L. (Buster) and Velma Vivian Dugan. Lonnie grew up in Groesbeck and Limestone county farming and ranching with his dad. He attended school in Prairie Point and Groesbeck schools until leaving school to work with his dad. What then seemed a chore, turned into a permanent lifestyle and he passed that lifestyle on to his family. He was well known in the area for his custom hay baling for the public as well as working and tending to cattle for many ranchers. Lonnie grew up loving to listen to old country and western music and watching western movies on TV; his favorite being Gun Smoke. He enjoyed saddling up the horses for a ride and taking the grandchildren riding on four-wheelers. Lonnie was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Groesbeck where he served as a Deacon.
Lonnie was united in marriage with Bonnie Ruth Currey on July 14, 1961 in Magnolia Baptist Church of Pasadena. They then moved to their new home just west of Groesbeck where they have continued to live their lives and Lonnie continued to stay at home after Bonnie’s death in 2014 until the last few weeks as his health deteriorated.
Lonnie is preceded in death by his parents, H.L. and Velma Dugan; wife, Bonnie Ruth (Currey) Dugan in 2014 and his son-in-law John Rose in 2013; brothers, James Dugan and Henry Dugan and wife Helen Knox Dugan and a nieces, Debbie Samford Vice and Kay Mitchell Dugan and sister-in-law Betty Clark Dugan.
Lonnie is survived by his son, Jerry Don and wife Patricia Collins of Groesbeck and daughter, Sharon White-Rose of Groesbeck; 5 grandchildren, Melanie Collins King of Lorena, Jeremy Lynn and wife Ashley Collins of Midlothian, Brandi White and Mark Washington of Groesbeck, Adam Parsons of Saginaw, Michigan and Rochelle and husband Butch Westover of Brown City, Michigan; 9 great-grandchildren, Skylar Brown, Kennedy Brown, Kyle Tanksley, Klay Tanksley, Kenzi and Kyli Collins, Tailyn Palmer, and Hunter & Crawford Holly and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.