Brugger, Frederick Arthur

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Frederick Arthur Brugger, age 81, of Blacksburg, died peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at New River Valley Medical Center. He was born in Neptune, NJ on December 20, 1938 to the late Bernard T. and Maria Bayer Brugger. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Beth Marie Brugger; brothers, Bernard F. Brugger and Richard Brugger, Sr.

He attended Manasquan High School, graduating in 1956. He enlisted in the Army and served his required two years from 1957 to 1959. He married Peggy in May of 1961. Attended Philadelphia College of the Bible as a Bible major and continued his education at Grand Rapids Seminary in Michigan earning a Masters in Theology. His first church was Nortonville Gospel Chapel in Spring Lake, Michigan. From there he ministered at Community Bible Church in Butte, Nebraska.

Fred and Peggy moved to Blacksburg in 1978 when Fred became the minister at College Baptist Church (Harvest Baptist Church). He then became the minister at North Fork Baptist Church in 1993 before retiring from there in 2012 and later becoming Pastor Emeritus at North Fork Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret (Peggy) Adams Brugger; daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Tom Craft; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Gwendolyn Brugger, David and Katie Brugger; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Hannah, Rachel, Rebekah, Evangeline, John, Patrick; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Brugger.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at North Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Collins officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Arrangement by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.