Ronald Dugal

August 23, 1932 ~ September 6, 2022

Ronald Vernon Dugal, 90 and 14 days, of Farmington passed away September 6, 2022 at Camelot Nursing Center in Farmington. He was born August 23, 1932 in Farmington to the late Leo and Velma (Chalk) Dugal. Ron was a graduate of Farmington High School. He then proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. After returning home and marrying, he entered Flat River Community College and later transferred to Baylor University in Waco, TX. He earned a degree in accounting and accepted a job with the Internal Revenue Service in Houston, TX. He retired after 33 years and then went on to teach at Forest Park Community College in St. Louis for 19 years. He volunteered for 22 years doing taxes for the AARP. He also served as a volunteer for the USO at Lambert Airport. Ron was a platelet donor for many years, having donated 591 times. He was also a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Desloge.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Dugal and Richard Dugal; one sister, Connie Caringer.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Shirley (Counts) Dugal; four children, Dr. Randall Dugal and wife Tammy of West Palm Beach, FL, Rhonda Jarden and husband James of Bunker Hill, IL, Lydia Joedeman and husband Curtis of Firth, NE, Donna Sullivan and husband Mark of Gilbert, AZ; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Carole Short, Sandra Stoll and husband Kenneth, Janice Spane and husband Dave; sister-in-law, Dottie Dugal.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington with Rev. Kevin Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Washita Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Desloge, Elvins Food Pantry, or Serenity Hospice.

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  1. Dear Shirley & Family,
    Dennis and I are so very sorry for your loss. Ron was a wonderful man, co-worker, mentor, and boss. His tremendous work ethic and giving spirit were characteristics for which we should all strive, and for which he will be remembered by many. I recall with great fondness his stories, and his remarkable memory. He was a blessing to all who knew him.
    Sending Hugs and Prayers,  
    Dennis and Becky Essner

  2. One of the nicest people you could ever meet. Heaven has truly gained a exceptional angel. Prayers for Shirley and the family.

  3. It seems as if I had known Ron all my life.  His sister, Connie, and I were very good friends.  I spent many a night at the Dugal house.  Do I need to mention that Ron would aggravate us?  However, buy. . .he was fun to have around!
    Have always liked Ron.  My prayers are with the family.

  4. Ron was a gentle man who cared for family and friends all of his life. He led by example with the heart of empathy/giving. We were blessed to have Ron in our lives and to be a part of his extended family. Shirley, we pray for your comfort and offer our deepest condolences. Love to you and your family. God has a special man in heaven today.

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