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.