Joe Pugh, 79, died Friday May 3rd. He was born in Bedford, VA on July 31, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Bessie Pugh, and his brother in laws Bobby Custer and Grey Martin. He retired as the BMWE General Chairman with Norfolk and Southern Railroad in 1996. He was happiest when he was at the lake, and treasured his time fishing and playing cards with family and friends. He lived an amazing life full of joy and laughter. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janice Pugh; his son Joe and his children Justin, Brandon, and Dana and their mother Patti; his daughter Laura Davidson and her children JD Tyree (and his fiancÃ© Carrie Martin) and Logan Turner and son in law Paul Davidson and his children Jessica, Joe, and Stephen. Also his brother in laws Dave Custer and wife Rosie, Jimmy Custer and wife Joanne, and sister in laws Helen Martin, and June Custer. In his last days, he was surrounded by his wife, son, daughter , grandchildren, brother and sister in laws and very special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He died at Lewis Gale Hospital from pancreatic cancer. There was a graveside service at Longwood Cemetery in Bedford, VA on Monday May 6th at 1 pm. Bill Moore of Bedford Christian Church will officiating.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from May 8 to May 9, 2013