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Donald Fay Bougrand

February 10, 1930 May 27, 2019
Donald Fay Bougrand
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Donald F. Bougrand, 89 of Oak Ridge, TN, passed away on May 27, 2019 at his home, after battling cancer. He was born on February 10, 1930 in Cadillac, Michigan, one of five children to Curtis Bougrand and Winnifred Anna Loomis Bougrand. He graduated from Cadillac High School and attended two years at Austin Peay State University. Donald served in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant with the 11th Airborne Division as a Paratrooper and Jump Master. He retired from Lockheed Martin Energy Systems where he worked at the Y-12, X-10, and K-25 plants as a Chemical Process Operator. He and his wife Pearl, owned and operated Active Laundry Service Co., Inc., for over forty years. He was a loyal member of Kern Memorial United Methodist Church where he loved to sing and enjoyed activities especially the choir. He was a hobby enthusiast throughout his life, a private pilot, enjoyed water and snow skiing, sailing, building and piloting RC airplanes, scuba/skin diving, photography, motorcycles, camping, fishing, and the family dog Teeko. He was a member of the Paratroopers Association, Amateur Ham Radio Association, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, and the Concord Yacht Club. In earlier years he was a member of the Cadillac High School Ice Hockey Team, Ice Fishing Club, Caberfae Ski Resort Ski Patrol, Knoxville Snow Ski Club, and Oak Ridge Atomic Divers Club. He was also an avid Oak Ridge High School, University of Alabama, and University of Tennessee sports fan. One of his great joys was decorating an 80-foot White Pine Christmas Tree for 40 years in their yard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Curtis Bougrand Jr., Vivian Curtis, Ralph Bougrand, and Beverly Ann Matthews. He is survived by his wife of 66 1/2 years, Pearl Gwendolyn Lister Bougrand; daughters Sharon Bougrand Hardegree and husband (Lee) of Birmingham, Alabama, and Nancy Kay Bougrand Griggs and husband (Charles) of Scottsboro, Alabama; grandchildren Wendy Hardegree Davis and husband (Andrew), and Meredith Lane Hardegree, all of Birmingham, Alabama, a Great Aunt, Louise Luci, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many extended family members. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Kern Memorial United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Memorial service will begin at 12 p.m. with Reverend Don Morris officiating, followed by a graveside service at 1:30 p.m., with military honors presented by the Volunteer State War Era Veterans Honor Guard and the Tennessee National Guard will follow the memorial service at The Oak Ridge Memorial Park. A special thanks from the family to Quality Home Health Care and Amedysis Hospice. Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary. An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to Kern Memorial United Methodist Church.
Honorary Pallbearers will be C. R. Thorne, David L. Jernigan, Ronnie Croley, J. Patrick Pidkowicz, Darrell Weisgarber, Bobby Benson, Jeff Mason, Chris Fitspatrick, Warren Stetzel, Dean Stetzel, A. J. Pawel and Scott King.
Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary.


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Visitation

Monday

10

Jun

10:00 AM 6/10/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6/10/2019 12:00:00 PM
Kern Memorial United Methodist Church

451 East Tennessee Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Kern Memorial United Methodist Church
451 East Tennessee Avenue Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Funeral

Monday

10

Jun

12:00 PM 6/10/2019 12:00:00 PM
Kern Memorial United Methodist Church

451 East Tennessee Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Kern Memorial United Methodist Church
451 East Tennessee Avenue Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Graveside Service

Monday

10

Jun

1:30 PM 6/10/2019 1:30:00 PM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park

1501 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Meet at the cemetery in the Garden of Gethsemane

Oak Ridge Memorial Park
1501 Bethel Valley Road Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States
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