Joe was born in Tacoma, WA on January 12, 1950. He passed away peacefully at his home in Puyallup, WA on November 9, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. He is preceeded in death by his father Willard Fugate, mother Maxine Otto-Fugate, brother Henry Fugate, and sister Julia Fugate. He will be greatly missed by his wife Peggy Fugate of 50 years, his children Therese Whitman, Angela Bueneman, Paula McDonald, Kelly Fugate, and Shad Fugate, brothers Alvin Fugate, Daniel Fugate and Sidney Fugate, sister Vicki Falkner and all of his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Joe enjoyed fishing, playing pool, car racing and most of all spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, sweetheart.