OBITUARY: Terry Lee Dugger ‘Spud’


Terry Lee Dugger, “Spud”, age 61, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at his home in Mt. Pleasant, following an extended illness.

Born on February 3rd, 1961, to Delcie and Raymond Dugger in Columbia, TN.

Terry spent his life as a resident of Mt. Pleasant, TN, graduated Mt. Pleasant High School and worked with his father and brother, Perry, in the auto repair business in Columbia but mostly in Mt. Pleasant as the owner of Dugger’s Auto Repair on main street for 38 years. Terry was a highly-skilled mechanic and a successful business owner.

He had so many friends and business associates and really enjoyed the life-long relationships he formed as a result. He was a hard worker and an honest man, a loving father and husband, son and brother. Terry loved spending time with his son, Terry Wayne and being outdoors and especially loved going to the river.

Terry is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathy Dugger, his son, Terry Wayne Dugger of Mt.
Pleasant, his mother, Delci Dugger of Mt. Pleasant, his sister, Gayla (Steve) Buchanan of Mt. Pleasant, his brother, Perry (Melissa) Dugger of Mt. Pleasant, his nephew, Jason (Jerrica) Barnett of Mt. Pleasant who is also following in Terry’s footsteps and is now the owner of Dugger’s Auto Repair, nephew Cody Sharpe, nieces Jacey Dugger,, Savanna Buchanan, Chelsey (Michael) Ford, and several great nieces and nephews and a lot of cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Dugger, his father and mother-in-law, Ray and Margie Duncan and an aunt, Doris Ballinger.

We would also like to thank everyone that visited and called and also all the prayers. A special thanks to NHC – Columbia, his friends at The Ambulance Service, Maury Regional Hospital – 3rd floor, special nurse and friend Kenzie Bishop and a very special thanks to his aunt and her family, Nancy & Leon Ballinger, Kay Glass and Dave Cook and his family.

Viewing will be held on Wednesday, 28th, 5-9pm at Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.
There will also be a viewing Thursday at 1pm with the graveside services to begin at 2:00pm at Polk Memorial Gardens in Mt. Pleasant, with Bro. Randy Kersey and Bro. Randy McNeese officiating.

Active Pallbearers are to be Dave Cook, Daxtyn Cook, Jim Nolan, Ron Watkins, Darrin
Kennedy, Jackie Rowland, Sammie Frierson and Cody Sharpe. Honorary Pallbearers include
Gary and Barbara Calvert, Ann Gains, Charles Dugger, Chuck and Cheri Howell, Tommy Boyd, Debra Martin, Fred Ward, Doug & Linda Carpenter and the Mt. Pleasant High School Class of 1979.

Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be given to the family by visiting


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