Richard Harold Fugate, 88, a lifetime resident of Battle Creek, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Richard, known by his family and friends as Harold, was born January 18, 1932, in Battle Creek; the son of Lee L. and Georgia (Jolley) Fugate. Harold married Ruth Ritter on June 27, 1953, in Battle Creek. Ruth preceded Harold in death on August 3, 2013.
Harold is survived by his sons Bob (Laurie) Fugate and Dale Fugate; granddaughter Chelsea (Vance) Eberhard; and great grandchildren Hemi, Dallas, and Vance.
Harold volunteered to serve his country in the Navy during the Korean War Era. Harold was known to be a tinkerer who enjoyed fixing stuff. He was an accomplished builder who built his home and a good life for his family. Harold was a mechanic and retired from Kellogg Company after 31 years of service. He is a member of the Kellogg 25 Year Club.
A memorial gathering will take place at the home he built with Ruth this summer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ganton Assistance Fund at Reflections Memory Care, 14316 S Helmer Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Arrangements by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service (269) 965-5145. www.bachmanhebble.com