Joe Pugh, 78, of Troutdale, Va., the Grant Community, passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Va.
He was born April 11, 1935, at Grant to the late Annie C. Bonham and Arthur Taylor Pugh.
Survivors include his wife, Gaye Frost Pugh of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Gayla and Sherman Combs of Sugar Grove; smart and gifted granddaughter and fiance', Sarah Renee Combs and Jeff Calfee of Sugar Grove; one sister, Louise Alverson of Kingsport, Tenn.; one brother and spouse, Curtis Frank and Clara Pugh of Sugar Grove; sister-in-law and spouse, Irene and Jack Richardson of Mouth of Wilson; special nephew, Zon Richardson of Mouth of Wilson; and several other nieces and nephews
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Grant Cemetery, Grant, Va. Dwight Sells will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to Rugby Rescue Squad, 53 Rugby Road, Mouth of Wilson, Va. 24363.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., is in charge of arrangements.