William “Billy” T. Dugan, 61, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri went to be with his beloved mother, Sophie Bratsos Dugan, in Heaven on Saturday, December 21, 2019 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Billy, as his family called him, was born on April 15, 1958 in Kansas City, Kansas to William and Sophie Dugan. He graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1976, as salutatorian, where he was a distinguished letterman in basketball, track and cross country. Billy went on to attend Central Missouri State University where he was a member of the cross country team. He graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biology. While at CMSU he also met the love of his life, Stephanie Curtright and they married on August 21, 1982.
Billy had a successful career as an Environmental Chemist, holding various positions with AmerEco Environmental Services, Cadence Environmental Energy and Ash Grove Cement. He was always regarded by his colleagues as one of the hardest working people they ever had the privilege to work with. He was known for his quick wit, sense of humor and his intelligence.
Billy loved everything sports; especially the Kansas Jayhawks Men’s Basketball and Kansas City Chiefs. He also loved playing and watching golf, particularly Tiger Woods. Billy also had a passion for music and was known for his wonderful voice.
Billy was preceded in death by his mother, Sophie Bratsos Dugan. Billy is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Stephanie, and his two sons Sean and Blake; his father William K. Dugan; his sisters Judy Long, Sharon Salas and Laurie Wilson and a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, beloved family friends and former colleagues.
Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Healing House, www.healinghousekc.org/donate, NAMI, www.nami.org, or charity of donor’s choice.
We are in deep prayer for the family.
Love, Rod and Lesa
Bill will be sorely missed by all his dear friends at the Cadence lab in Foreman, AR. Bill was a great leader who genuinely cared for all his coworkers and the job he was tasked with. He had an awesome sense of humor who would make us laugh when times were bad or good. Bill enjoyed his lunch period with us telling funny stories, his take on current events, Kansas Jayhawks Basketball, Chiefs Football, and golf which he was better than most at playing even after his health deteriorated. I will miss my trips with Bill, playing golf with him, and texts from him about all the sports he always kept up on. Bill was one of the most dedicated workers I have ever worked with giving up weeks of vacation most years to help his company and people he managed. Bill was also very intelligent, he called his memory the “steel trap” and he was correct as he could recall almost anything he studied or heard. He mentored many of us at the lab and his training on environmental regulations is still with us at Foreman and we will carry on doing our jobs the right way as he taught us over the years. We are saddened but know he is where God wants him and are praying for Bill’s family whom he cared for and adored.
Remember Billy from high school was a great guy made us all laugh in social studies 1 year during the review of ww1 those that were in that class would remember. Rest in peace my friend
So sad to hear this, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family….what a great guy,he will be miss….
Been struggling with what to say. Just know I am praying every night for you, Sean and Blake. I pray that God shows you his presence during this difficult times. Love you! Heaven gained a rock chalk Jayhawks fan!!
Billy was always welcoming of his sons friends. He was always cracking these crazy jokes that had everybody laughing in the room. May God be with the Dugan family in their special time of need. I love you guys. Stay strong.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you all at this difficult time. Love you guys.
It hurts to hear the news that MR BILL has passed away
I basically grew up in his house slept there sometimes
He took care of us like his own
He will be truly missed by a lot of people
The PRAYERS FOR THE DUGAN FAMILY
I LOVE YOU FAMILY
MAY THE LORD HELP YOU GUYS THROUGH THIS
I’m so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He will be greatly missed. He was one of the smartest men I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with. He was always eager to share his knowledge with his coworkers and was such a dedicated employee. He loved his family and friends so very much. My prayers go out to the family.
I had the honor of working with Bill at Cadence Environmental Energy, Foreman, AR. I will always cherish my memories of Bill.
R.I.P. Dugan ?
Sorry for your loss. Billy was a special person and will be missed. Prayers for comfort to the family.
I was saddened to hear that Bill had passed away. Another from the old neighborhood is gone. You all have my deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Keep the faith.
My sincere condolences for the loss of Billy. He was a good and decent man. I always enjoyed our families lively get togethers with good music, good food, shooting pool and rambunctious kiddos. Lots of laugher and fun times for sure!
May God grant Billy eternal rest and may the perpetual light shine upon him.
May God grant all of the family peace and understanding.
With much love and respect.
Laurie and Family
Bill was a friend of mine from the CMSU cross country team. We ran together and hung out together. Bill was a character, and as stated in the eulogy he did have a wonderful singing voice and a magnetic personality. So sorry to hear of his passing and my condolences to his family.
Bills passing evokes many emotions and memories. He was a friend to all; a truly nice guy with a penchant for making others laugh. He was an outstanding athlete, and I remember cheering him on in games and cross country and track matches. I consider it a privilege to have known him and grown up with him in Les’s Summit. May he Rest In Peace. God bless his family.
I’m still in shock about Bill’s passing. He got me started running when I was in the 8th Grade and he was in 9th….We worked together at H&R Ice several summers….have no idea how many miles we logged running in and around Lee’s Summit…8000 + miles…we ran together at CMSU…he was a good basketball player…good runner…but most of all he was a GREAT friend…