OBITUARY

Adam Rudell Pugh

September 15, 1961March 31, 2019

Adam Rudell Pugh entered into his Masters Kingdom on March 31, 2019 at the age of 57. The eldest of 6, he was born in Burlington, New Jersey on September 15, 1961. He was preceded in death by his parents Curtis and Roslyn Pugh and stepson Vernon Meuse, Sr.

Adam Pugh was a 1979 graduate of Assumption High School in Napoleonville, Louisiana. On August 31, 1982 he followed in the footsteps of his father and enlisted in the United States Army. Ascending to the rank of Sergeant First Class, he served his nation honorably as a Unit Supply Specialist officially retiring in 1999 after 17 years of dedicated faithful service.

At the conclusion of his military career he retired to Jacksonville, Florida. He would go on to apply all the transferable skills accumulated over the years in the service to the civilian sector where he would continue to work in the logistics field. During this time he also furthered his education attending the University of Phoenix ultimately receiving his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business. Never being one to remain still for any measurable amount of time he continued in his service to others by working with both the Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veteran Chapter 38 of Orange Park Florida. There he worked tirelessly up until his transition helping countless veterans receive their benefits and entitlements.

He is survived by his loving children, Jill Johnson (Joshua) of Jacksonville, Florida,Theophus Pugh of Jacksonville, Florida, Curtis Pugh of Norfolk, Virginia; grandchildren, Joshalyn Henry, Jailyn Henry, Jalaisah Johnson, Josh Henry Jr.; step grandchildren Vernon Meuse Jr., Kiera Meuse, and Kalani Meuse; siblings, Alanna Pugh Baily of Houston, Texas, Derrick Pugh of Atlanta, Georgia, Christopher Pugh of Atlanta, Georgia, Maria Moorehead of Durham, North Carolina and Allegra Pugh of Houston, Texas; companion Shawndolyn Walden of Jacksonville, Florida and extended family of relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held 6-8 PM Thursday April 11, 2019 and funeral service is 11 AM Friday April 12, 2019 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, Florida 32073. Please leave words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents Curtis and Roslyn Pugh and stepson Vernon Meuse, Sr.
    He is survived by his loving children, Jill Johnson (Joshua) of Jacksonville, Florida,Theophus Pugh of Jacksonville, Florida, Curtis Pugh of Norfolk, Virginia; grandchildren, Joshalyn Henry, Jailyn Henry, Jalaisah Johnson, Josh Henry Jr.; step grandchildren Vernon Meuse Jr., Kiera Meuse, and Kalani Meuse; siblings, Alanna Pugh Baily of Houston, Texas, Derrick Pugh of Atlanta, Georgia, Christopher Pugh of Atlanta, Georgia, Maria Moorehead of Durham, North Carolina and Allegra Pugh of Houston, Texas; companion Shawndolyn Walden of Jacksonville, Florida and extended family of relatives and friends.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service
REMEMBERING

Adam Rudell Pugh

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Yolanda Beverly (Cleggett)

April 6, 2019

May the peace of the Holy Spirit comfort the Pugh family and friends. I remember growing up in Louisiana. I went to school with Alanna. The Pugh children were very smart. Adam was a nice young man.

Arden Battle

April 5, 2019

Our prayers and condolences to the family of our Veterans of Foreign Wars General Daniel "Chappie" James Post 4761 Comrade Service Officer Adam Rudell Pugh(United States Army). Claiming our Gods strength, love and peace each day forward for all of us....God/Family/Country. Psalm 23....Amen.

Harold Holloway

April 4, 2019

A good friend and strong Veterans advocate Rest in Peace !

Monica Johnson-McGuire

April 3, 2019

I fondly remember living in Dorseyville and all of us; Adam and siblings; catching the school bus together. Our small neighborhood was one where everyone knew everyone. We would all gather at The Pugh’s and swing in the swings located in the front yard and play for hours. Adam was always a kind and gentle spirit, smiling always. I remember him visiting with me when he was at LSU. He liked a cousin of mine and brought his roommate to meet me. We had many laughs on those visits. May your soul Rest In Peace Adam. God decided it was time for you to come to the mansion he has prepared just for you.

Darnella Patterson Landry

April 3, 2019

Pugh Family, God is only a prayer away. A huge part of your life was been “torn away”, BUT GOD can mend your brokenness. Absent from the body, BUT present with the Lord. Rudell is rejoicing in Heaven above. Praying with and for each of you.
Much love,
Darnella Patterson Landry

Carl Washington

April 3, 2019

Alanna, Maria, Allegra, Derrick, Christopher and children of the Pugh Family with a heavy heart, I pray for the eternal repose of one who was a man of distinguished humanity. Condolences to the bereaved family, I sit here sadden tears a flowing for my Cousin, Brother, Classmate, Fellow Veteran, an outstanding Man in all faucets of life.
I have so many fond memories of us just sitting either at your house or mine talking about all sorts of things. We even shared needed advice which in the end resulted in outstanding outcomes which were considered golden for the two of us. I also cherish our weekly phone calls and every visit when I had the opportunity even though I was away from home serving our Country and bouncing from place to place overseas as I am still doing today.
God rest his soul in peace, Adam fought the fight for over 12 years and never missed a beat. He showed everyone how to be strong even when he was down, out, and hurting, something that I actually witnessed. My Friend, your fight is over now and you can rest knowing that you, “Won the Fight” giving other who are down the courage to “Continue the Fight”....
In closing I will say, Adam was more than an extraordinary man and just as myself, there are many in the community who will mourn deeply his passing as he was a life of service, love, compassion and excellence especially in the community. God Bless all of you at this time of sorrow.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY