Posted: Friday, July 16, 2010 4:02 pm
Sgt. Samuel Conley “Sam” Duggin, 36, of Bay, Ark., died July 10, 2010, in Leesville, La. He was a member of American Legion Post 174 in Tiptonville.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann, Ark., with Rev. Terry George officiating. Burial will follow in the Nettleton Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark.
Military will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Swails, Dirk Allen, Vernon Petty III, Vernon Petty Jr., Daniel Storr and Nicki Stephens.
Friends may call this evening from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
He was born in El Paso, Texas, and had lived most of his life in Bay. A 1992 graduate of Bay High School, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Bay. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a wheeled vehicle mechanic for the military police. Sgt. Duggin served on combat tour in Iraq after being stationed in Germany and Korea. He was also a member of the Arkansas Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association No. 7-1.
Survivors include his parents, Doyle and Lynda Duggin of Bay; his brother, John William Duggin of Bay; his sister, Sybil Petty of Bay; his grandmother, Johnnie Duggin of Shelbyville; and his niece, Elizabeth Danyelle Petty of Bay.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Conley and Ruby Harris and Sammie Duggin.
An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.
Published in The Messenger 7.16.10