OBITUARY

Joel Nelson Pugh

December 6, 1938April 12, 2018
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Joel Nelson Pugh, age 79 of Athens, passed away Thursday, April 12th at his residence. Mr. Pugh was born December 6, 1938 in Limestone County to David and Ethel Pugh. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday April 15, 2018 at 2 P.M. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Jason Green officiating. Mr. Pugh was a retired Colonel for the United States Army after 34 years of service. He was also retired from Pugh, Wright and Associates, Civil Engineer of Decatur. Mr. Pugh attended Army War College, Auburn University, and Athens State University. He is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Martha Sanborn. Survivors include his loving wife Rebecca Ann Pugh of 35 years of Athens, AL; one son David Pugh of Lester, AL; one daughter Leslie “Missy” Shaun Pugh of Athens, AL; one stepson Shannon Sherrill of Danville, AL; one stepdaughter Terri Sherrill of Hartselle, AL; five grandchildren, Hannah Grace (Caleb) Hill, Danville, AL; Mattie and Mitch Sherrill of Danville, AL; Amanda Haag and Kenzie Hagg both of Decatur, and several nieces, nephews and friends.

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Biography

Joel Nelson Pugh, age 79 of Athens, passed away Thursday, April 12th at his residence.
Mr. Pugh was born December 6, 1938 in Limestone County to David and Ethel Pugh.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday April 15, 2018 at 2 P.M. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Jason Green officiating.
Mr. Pugh was a retired Colonel for the United States Army after 34 years of service. He was also retired from Pugh, Wright and Associates, Civil Engineer of Decatur. Mr. Pugh attended Army War College, Auburn University, and Athens State University.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Martha Sanborn.
Survivors include his loving wife Rebecca Ann Pugh of 35 years of Athens, AL; one son David Pugh of Lester, AL; one daughter Leslie “Missy” Shaun Pugh of Athens, AL; one stepson Shannon Sherrill of Danville, AL; one stepdaughter Terri Sherrill of Hartselle, AL; five grandchildren, Hannah Grace (Caleb) Hill, Danville, AL; Mattie and Mitch Sherrill of Danville, AL; Amanda Haag and Kenzie Hagg both of Decatur, and several nieces, nephews and friends.