James Clyde “J.C.” Fugate, age 71, a resident of the Roddy community of Spring City, Tennessee passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at his home. He was a public servant, serving as a former deputy for the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office, a former Emergency Medical Technician with the Rhea County Ambulance Service, and a former Rhea County Commissioner. He was also a retired Supervisor with the Rhea County Landfill. Survivors include his wife: Connie Jenkins Fugate; daughters: Stephanie Fugate, Rhonda Coulter, and Tonya Hart; step-daughter: Amanda Shepherd; 8 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; sisters and brothers: Ruby Cooper, Robert Fugate, Brenda McLure, Jerry Peak, Ronnie Fugate, Danny Fugate, and Dallas Fugate; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will follow Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary. Family and friends will meet Monday, March 5, 2018 at noon in the Fugate Family Cemetery, 1055 Cliffton Cemetery Road, Spring City, TN 37381 for committal services and interment.