July 19, 2012

(6/25/1934 - 7/10/2012)

Robert Lee Fugate, 78 of rural Downing, Missouri passed away at the Boone County Hospital in Columbia, Missouri on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

The son of Wilford and Velma Olive (Martin) Fugate, he was born on June 25, 1934 in rural Queen City, Missouri. Robert graduated from the Downing High School in Downing, Missouri. On June 24, 1956, Robert was united in marriage to Beatrice McNary at her parents home in rural Lancaster, Missouri and to this union three sons were born, Rick, Bill and David.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice (Bea) Fugate of Downing, Missouri; 3 sons, Rick Fugate and wife, Teena of Downing, Missouri, Bill Fugate and friend, Lisa Moore of Lancaster, Missouri and David Fugate of Downing, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Amanda Stice and husband, Robert of Otterville, Missouri, Adam Fugate and wife, Hannah of Downing, Missouri, Tara Garrison and husband, Ryan of Greentop, Missouri and Weston Fugate of Glenwood, Missouri; 3 great-grandchildren, Ace and Arren Oliver Fugate of Downing, Missouri and Tristan Garrison of Greentop, Missouri; 1 sister, Janiece Warner and husband, Don of Arcadia, Missouri; other family members and many good neighbors and friends.

His parents; two brothers, Howard and Dean Fugate and a sister, Viola Fugate, precede Robert in death.

Robert was a member of the Downing Baptist Church in Downing, Missouri.

Robert was a self-employed carpenter for approximately 44 years in and around the Downing area. He enjoyed working on various wood working projects and visiting about his current projects.

Robert cherished the time he was able to spend with his family and especially his great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Downing Baptist Church in Downing, Missouri with David Barton, Pastor of the Downing Baptist Church officiating. Music was provided by organist, Twila Anderson and soloist, Brenda Aeschliman. A special musical selection of "God Will Take Care Of You" was performed. Pallbearers were Adam Fugate, Weston Fugate, Robert Stice, Ryan Garrison, Ed Elder and Jerry Duncan.

Memorials have been established for the Fabius Cemetery and Fugate Cemetery. Burial was in the Downing Cemetery in Downing, Missouri. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to normanfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster and Downing, Missouri.

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