In Memory of

William K. Dugan Jr.

July 14, 1933 - April 5, 2021


William K. “Bill” Dugan Jr., 87 of Lee’s Summit, Mo. passed away on April 5, 2021 at his home. Rosary will be said on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm followed by visitation from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, both at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Our Lady of the Presentation Church 130 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit. Entombment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery following Funeral Mass.

Mr. Dugan was born on July 14, 1933 to William and Lucille Dugan. In 1951 he graduated from Rockhurst High School then joined the Coast Guard in 1952. In 1954 he married Sophie Bratsos and this union brought 4 children. Judy, Billy, Sharon, and Lauri. After 30 years of service to Western Electric Bill retired and enjoyed his retirement with travel and Golfing-even getting a hole-in-one.  He was very involved with the church, volunteering in many positions with Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking and watching his K.U. Jayhawks, KC Royals, and the Chiefs.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife Sophie, son Billy, and 2nd wife Barbara.

Survivors include his daughters: Judy Dugan-Long, Sharon Dugan-Salas (Joel), and Lauri Dugan-Wilson (Mark). Also 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He is also survived by his constant companion of the last 5 years Mary Gowen, and one sister Cathy Dugan.


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I golfed with Bill frequently over the last few years and got to know him well. He was a man of great faith and admirable integrity and a fun person to be around. He could also out-golf most of us who were a generation younger! Bill will be sorely missed and I offer my deepest sympathies to those who were dear to him.

Mr. Dugan. I will dearly miss you. Growing up in the same neighborhood as you raised your family you always welcomed the neighborhood kids to your house. Judy, Sharon and Laurie, your dad was always someone I looked forward to seeing when I came to church functions. Always a smile and glad to see me. Brings back a lot of memories growing up. Getting to know Bill later in life gave me insight to just what a great man and friend he was. A true blessing in my life. I know he is watching over all of us and especially the girls. I will keep you all in my prayers, with the hopes of meeting again in a better place.

I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Bill through the Tuesday and Thursday golf groups. I always enjoyed being paired with Bill and considered him my lucky charm because he was my cart partner when I made my hole in one. He was the first to call it and we had a good celebration. He will be missed but we treasure the memories.

I’m so sorry I’m a few months late in looking for him. I so wanted to thank him and express my gratitude in person. Bill changed my life. He gave me a chance when it was unpopular to promote a young man of color to an executive staff position, 1977 at Western Electric. God bless his soul. I owe him my entire career.

Carl Thompson


Thursday, April 8, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM / Rosary at 5:30 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Friday, April 9, 2021
11:00 AM
Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church
130 NW Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081