In Memory of
Wayne Foster Dugas, Jr.
May 1, 1958 – July 12, 2017
Wayne Foster Dugas, Jr. died on July 12, 2017. He was 59.
Foster is survived by his wife of 36 years, Pam Dugas, daughter Brittnie Dugas and her husband William Orr, step-daughter Kelly Mays, his mother Laura Turner Dugas, brother Steve Dugas and his wife Lynn, and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Wayne Foster Dugas, his brother Bruce Dugas, and cousins Van Dugas and Warren Weaver.
He was the oldest grandchild of Cal Turner, Sr., founder of Dollar General. Foster spent his summers working in the warehouse. He attended art school after high school, and returned to Scottsville to work in the advertising – art department. Later he moved to Florida to partner with his dad in running Elrod’s Fish Camp in Santa Rosa Beach. Art was always an integral part of his life as evidenced by his many hand-carved canes and sculptures.
Raised on a farm in Scottsville, Kentucky, Foster was at home in the outdoors growing up. With brothers, cousins and friends in tow, there seemed to be an endless array of caves, creeks, and woods to explore. A lifelong respect for nature and wildlife came naturally to him.
Foster prized his family above all else. At a reunion in Scottsville in 2010, he commented that when he met Pam in the 7 th grade she smiled at him and he never forgot that look. He cherished Brittnie and spent as much time with her as possible. He truly loved both girls. “My brothers and I had a wonderful childhood in and around Scottsville, and I hope that Brittnie and Kelly have fond memories of their childhood there too.”
Easy going and modest, Foster lived a life which demonstrated that “encouraging others” is among the greatest of all ministries.
Recently named chairman of the Dugas Family Foundation - Tennessee, Foster took the stewardship of his family’s philanthropy very seriously. Being respectful of and sensitive to the community you serve was central to Foster’s philosophy of giving back.
Foster Dugas was loved and admired by all who knew him.
Visitation will be at T. W. Crow & Son Funeral Home in Scottsville, Kentucky on Saturday, July 22, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.