STATESBORO, Ga. — On Thursday August 29, 2019, Dr. C. Comer Duggan, Sr., DVM, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away at the age of 85. Comer was born on September 13, 1933, in Hahira, Georgia to Carl and Charlie Duggan. On August 20, 1955, he married Patricia Deane Miller of Ousley, Georgia. They raised three sons Dug, Carl and Deane.
While attending Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College Comer was called home to run the family dairy in Hahira due to his father’s illness. After five years he closed the dairy in 1956. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959 as an Instructor at the Redstone Arsenal Guided Missle School in Huntsville, Alabama. After being discharged from the Army he went to work for the State Veterinary Office in Tallahassee, Fla. In 1961 he returned to ABAC and a year later moved to Athens, Ga., where he received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Georgia. After graduation he worked for Dr. Robert E. Lee, DVM in Tallahassee, Florida for two years before moving to Statesboro, Ga., where he practiced for 31 years.
Comer was a member of Pittman Park United Methodist Church and the Statesboro Rotary Club. He enjoyed fishing, quail hunting and visiting with his friends. He was known for his sense of humor and ability to fix anything and build anything.
Comer was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Charlie Duggan and sister, Larue Spell. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Tricia Duggan; his children Dug and Melissa Duggan of Statesboro, Ga., Carl Duggan of Sonoma, Calif. and Deane and Dana Duggan of Franklin, Tenn.; his grandchildren Kate Duggan, Davis and Caroline Duggan and Mary Claire Duggan of Statesboro, Ga., Lela Duggan, Whitney Duggan and Tess Duggan of Franklin, Tenn.; Miles Duggan of San Diego, Calif. and Cerece Duggan of Fresno, Calif.; great grandson Tucker Duggan of Statesboro, Ga., nephew Sammy Dasher of Folkston, Ga., and numerous cousins.
Visitation is Friday, August 30, 2019, at Joiner Anderson Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. The body will lie-in-state one hour prior to the service.
Entombment will be at Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Barrie Bloser, Dr. Billy Nessmith, Jim Anderson, Raybon Anderson, Clarke Deloach and Gary Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Rotary Club of Statesboro.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Pittman Park United Methodist Church, Fostering Bulloch or a charity of your choice.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, August 31, 2019
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