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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX

OBITUARY

Arthur Thomas Pugh

November 18, 1942February 8, 2020
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On the morning of February 8, 2020, Arthur Thomas Pugh, of Humble, Texas went to be with The Lord after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He died at the age of 77 in Baytown, Texas. 'Tommy' was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Thomas Pugh & Lora Pugh; sisters Shirley Pugh & Mary Weaver; brother Julian Pugh.

He is survived by his wife, Callie Pugh; son Greg Pugh of Houston, Texas; daughter Shannon Drinnon and husband Garnie of Goldsboro, MD.; step-daughter & faithful caregiver Judy Fraize; step-sons Harold Rankin & Nick Rankin; grandchildren Alex Davis, Sarah Michelle Critchfield, Hunter Pugh, Josh and wife Candice Whiting, Tiffany & her husband Kyle Haggerty, Jonathan Horn, Jake Rankin, and Justin Rankin; sister-in-law Sharon Pugh and brother-in-law Herman Weaver. Tommy also leaves behind 6 great- grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Tommy was preceded in death by; father Jack Thomas Pugh and mother Lora Pugh; sister Shirley Pugh; sister Mary Weaver and brother Julian Pugh.

Arthur (Tommy) Pugh is an Army Veteran awarded with a Medal of Valor for Heroism in the Republic of Vietnam on the day of February 25, 1968. After his Honorable Discharge in 1972, Tommy worked as a talented auto mechanic & then as an auto mechanic instructor at UTI until retirement in 2005 bringing his love of cars & Mack trucks home with him to his own garage on many occasions. He enjoyed the car races and restoring classic cars. He was known for his good sense of humor. He loved to make others laugh and feel happy.

His funeral will be held on Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 12:00 pm in the Chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home located at 4955 Pine Street Beaumont, TX 77703. Viewing and Visitation will begin in the Chapel at 11:00 am.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnmpfh.com for the Pugh family.

  • FAMILY

  • Jack Thomas Pugh, Father (deceased)
  • Lora Pugh, Mother (deceased)
  • Shirley Pugh, Sister (deceased)
  • Mary Weaver, Sister (deceased)
  • Julian Pugh, Brother (deceased)
  • Callie Pugh, wife
  • Greg Pugh, Son
  • Shannon Drinnon (Garnie), Daughter
  • Judy, Daughter
  • Harold, Son
  • Nick, Son
  • Sharon Pugh, Sister-in-law
  • Herman Weaver, Brother-in-law
  • Alex Davis, Grandchild
  • Sarah Michelle Critchfield, Grandchild
  • Hunter Pugh, Grandchild
  • Josh Whiting (Candice), Grandchild
  • Tiffany Haggerty (Kyle), Grandchild
  • 'Tommy' also leaves behind 5 great grandchildren and many loving nieces andnephews.

Services

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, February 14, 2020
  • A Celebrataion of Arthur's Life Friday, February 14, 2020

Memories

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Sharon Pugh

February 14, 2020

Wedding day!

Luisa Carlisle

February 14, 2020

Our deepest sympathy Shannon Pugh and Garnie Drinnon and family. May your wonderful memories of your Dad’s love be with you and comfort you at this time. We’re thinking of you and praying that His comfort and assurance will give you peace in your time of loss \0/ 2Corithians1:3-4

Love you 😘,
Luisa, Gayland and Noah Carlisle

Shannon Drinnon

February 14, 2020

One of his favorite pictures while he was in Vietnam... His girl, his dad, and his mom!

Shannon Drinnon

February 14, 2020

You never forget your first love, the love of your life... Wedding day, 10/04/1962. Pictured L to R: Jack Pugh, Lora Pugh, Dad, Mom (LaVerne Pugh), Ruthie Roebuck that Dad always called "Mom" until the day she died!, and Ernest Roebuck "Pop". Truly the happiest day of his life. They would have been married forever had illness not split them apart...

Shannon Drinnon

February 14, 2020

In full uniform...

Shannon Drinnon

February 14, 2020

My dad and me... he was the hardest working man I know! He gave his all so we could have an amazing life with him! He was, hands down, the best mechanic around!!!

Crystal DuBose

February 14, 2020

Mr. Tommy,

My other dad... you put up with our laughter and girl talk every weekend that we were able.

You smiled and allowed us "to help" work on cars by passing you the wrong tools!

We were always together at your house or my father's with laughter and love ... something that our childhood was never lacking.

Alzheimers is a cruel thief that made us say goodbye far to early. You will always be loved and remembered fondly. Thank you for the visits in these last few years. Even if my name was not temembered... you still enjoyed your Dr
Pepper!!!

Shannon - my thoughts and prayers are with you and Greg today and always. The two of you were the loves of his life and you are both blessed to have had his best years devoted to you. My heart is with you today as we celebrate his life and my prayers of God's peace as your family moves forward.

Sharon Pugh

February 13, 2020

Seated are Lora and Jack Pugh. Standing left to right, Tommy, Julian, Mary and Shirley

Sharon Pugh

February 13, 2020

Tommy could light up the room every time he came in with his funny jokes and stories!

Lynna Wischnewsky

February 13, 2020

I have nothing but loving memories of my Uncle Tommy. He was Still living at home when I came into this world. He played, laughed, and tickled me till I couldn’t breath. Due to unfortunate circumstances I was separated from my Mother's family for most of my life as I was growing up. But Uncle Tommy found me after I got married and came to visit me. It was like we had never been apart. I hold his memory in a very special place in my heart. I loved him dearly as I know he loved me. Rest now my beloved Uncle and tell Mammaw , Pappaw, Aunt Mary and Shirley that Lynna says hi and love you❤️

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