October 28, 1932 ~ May 25, 2021

Born in: Albany, New York
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Richard Dugan, known more simply as “Pop.” What an amazing man…
Our dad, and your friend, was an anchor, provider, philosopher, teacher and so much more. Pop was charismatic, warm, nurturing, solid, creative, talented and a perfectionist. We all learned so much from him. He was a ROCK. He loved people, animals and his country. He was a problem solver and was brilliant at so many things. Pop was articulate and funny. Pop told stories in mesmerizing fashion. Pop had more talent then any one single person I have ever known. Pop could do anything, it seemed, and he did it with pride and perfection. Pop was the “cool dad” that all our friends liked to hang out with whenever they could. Pop was a SOLDIER, a HERO, AND a PATRIOT. Pop was a father, a brother, an uncle, a grandpa and so many things to so many people, but most of all Pop was a Gift from God to all that knew him. God used Pop to touch so many lives in so many ways. We are blessed to have had this man in our lives. Pop, we all thank you for the contributions you have made to each and every one of us whose lives you have touched. We will celebrate your life on earth and look up to you in Heaven, where we know you are watching over us and guiding us. You will forever live in our hearts and we will all cherish you and the memories you have given us for the rest of our lives. Thank you, Pop, for the gift of YOU. Know beyond a doubt just how many people love you. Good night Pop, please watch over us.



Visitation: May 29, 2021 2:00 pm - May 29, 2021 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: May 29, 2021 3:00 pm - May 29, 2021 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. I love Pop Dugan. He took me in one time when I didn’t have a place to stay and treated me like I was one of his sons. I’ll always remember his funny stories. You’ll be greatly missed, Pop. Praying for comfort and peace for the family and friends.

  2. Tom I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad.. He use to come by the print shop in Lawrenceville and we’d talk and talk and talk! Great guy indeed! Just keep in mind , we will miss him here on earth but he’s the lucky one rejoicing in peace and pain free! Prayers and hugs !!

  3. My deepest condolences for the Dugan family. I considered Richard to be one of my best friends. He taught me a lot about life. He was a very unique and strong individual with a great passion for life. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

    • Dearest Tom,I can’t begin to tell you how deeply sorry I am about your Dad ! He was so wonderful to me, I could see the pride in his eyes as he looked at you !! He loved each one of his children as all real men do !! Celebrate his Life He wouldn’t want you to be sad ! You know that in your heart !! I love your Dad and always will … I love you too !! Know you can always call me.. I’m here for you and your sisters and brother!!! Many Blessings Tommy!! Stay well and contact me! My Deepest Condolences 💐 Shelia Bell / Howe

  4. Richard you finally made it and you’ve been introduced to God …WOW Your an Angel now in Heaven!! You were always an Angel 😇 to me & a brother and a Best Friend!! It was so wonderful to hear your voice and speak with you.. thanks to Cheryl Florence… she’s such a beautiful woman inside and out !! I’ve always loved her and will forever .. I miss you and the talks we use to have about God and religion and faith!! Your living proof .. I sure wish I could talk with you now !! But know I love you always and forever!!’ Shelia

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