David P. Fugett

A memorial service for David Potter Fugett, 61, Lawrence, will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

David died Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 27, 1954, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Marion Franklin and Patricia Jean Potter Fugett. He graduated high school in Lawrence and attended some college.

David worked as an industrial mechanic for Hercules, Inc. – Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, and later at Huhtamaki in DeSoto Kansas. He enjoyed woodworking, fly fishing, photography, traveling, reading, and nature. Family was an important part of David’s life. He was a proud father and adored his grandchildren. He loved how large his family had grown over the years. He had a special place in his heart for all of his children, and his “Bride’s” children, and his grandkids. He was known by his grandkids as “Papa and Grandpa.” He was also an avid Jayhawks Basketball Fan. He loved his Beaks and Feathers.

He married the love of his life, Vicki Vola Babcock Beers on February 2nd 1991 in Lawrence, Kansas. He loved his “Bride” more than anything in the world. He enjoyed spending every free moment with her. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include children, Marc Fugett and wife Amanda of Smithville, MO, Karyn Orth and husband Tim of Wathena, KS, David Wayne Fugett and wife DeeAnn of Lenexa, KS, Jill Torchia and husband Jeff of Olathe, KS, Jason Fugett and wife Karina of Olathe, KS; step children, John N. Beers Jr. and wife Wendy of Gardner, KS, Angela Dey and husband Erik of Baldwin City, KS; siblings, Steven Fugett and wife Bonnie of Lecompton, KS, Lonnie Fugett and wife Debbie of Perry, KS, Jani Christenberry and husband David of DeSoto, KS; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Sarah, Melissa, Haley, Kalynne, Andrew, Dayton, Brandon, Hayden, Grayson, Brogan, Nathan, Emma, Adam, Tanner, Samuel F., Samuel B., Jonathan, Joel, Tristan, Zander, and Jagger.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Patsy Dale May; and brother, Mike Fugett.

The family suggests memorials to Education of the Grandchildren sent in care of the funeral home.