Kenneth Fugate, 70 years, of Hamilton, passed away Friday evening, June 19, 2020, at DeKalb Parkview Hospital, Auburn, Indiana. Kenny was born January 29, 1950, in Allais, Kentucky, the son of the late Woodrow and Nora (Baker) Fugate. His dad passed while Kenny was very young, and he was raised by his stepfather, Kenneth Black. He was a 1967 graduate of Hamilton High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps. during the Vietnam Era. Kenny married Shirley Lybarger on January 22, 1972, in Hamilton, and their union lasted for 25 years, parting a dear friend. He worked for the Eaton Corporation for 30 years, retiring several years ago. He was a member of the Hamilton Fish and Game Club, Butler Eagles Aerie 27333 and the Butler American Legion Post 202. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, coaching and sports in general. He was known as “having fun” and “making people laugh.” He was always known for his laugh and was called the “mayor of Hamilton” due to his daily rituals of circling the lake and the town to make certain everything was in order.
Surviving are his two children, Jennifer (Joseph) Badman of Angola and Jeremy (Terry) Fugate; five grandchildren, Samantha Badman, Mason Badman, Todd (Tara) Johnson, Kayla Johnson and Greenlee Fugate; three great-grandchildren, Kyla, Kaylynn and Parker Johnson; five brothers, Cecil (Debbie) Fugate of Angola, John Fugate of Hamilton, Ted Fugate of Visalia, California, James “Woody” (Irene) Fugate of Perris, California and Norman (Wanda) Fugate of Russellville, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Fugate and Nora Fugate Black; stepfather, Kenneth Black; brother, Terry Black and one sister-in-law, Debbie Fugate.
Visitation with social distancing will be held Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.in the Hamilton Church of Christ, 4040 East Bellefontaine Road, Hamilton. Funeral services for Kenny will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 in the church with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 3985 East Church Street, Hamilton, Indiana.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the Hamilton Fish and Game Club.
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