Jerry Pugh

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Jerry O'Gwyn Pugh

April 27,1949

March 22, 2013

Jerry O'Gwyn Pugh, 63 of Milton, (Allentown) Florida passed away peacefully into the arms of his heavenly Father on March 22, 2013 in his home surrounded by his loving family after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was born on April 27, 1949 in Milton, Florida to the parents of the late John D. and Margarette (Lucille) Pugh. Jerry was a lifelong resident of Milton, Florida where he was self-employed in the land clearing and reforestation business for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; his children Jolie Pugh of Milton, Florida, Sonya (David) Fowler of Molino, Florida, Tonya (Steve) Hendrick of Charlotte, North Carolina and John Copeland who was a dedicated employee that was like a son to him; grandchildren Rachel Hendrick, Zach Hendrick, Nicklas Fowler and niece Kara Jernigan that he loved like a granddaughter; sister JoAnn Pugh McKnight; brothers David (Debbie) Pugh, Roger (Susie Broxson) Pugh, Tim (Marsha) Pugh and Gary (Amanda) Pugh; all of Milton, Florida.

He is also the brother of the late Leon Pugh.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Reymundo, Steve Smith, Eddie Hobbs, Benny Baxley, Rex Rayburn and Robbie Cooley.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Wayne Wade, Bobby Brown, Bill Smith, Jason McKnight, Marty Griswold and Mickey Parker.

Jerry enjoyed being outdoors as much as possible. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren. He had a passion for operating heavy equipment, especially bulldozer. His presence and practical, sound advice will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ahmed and Dr. Owera and their respective staffs at The Woodlands as well as Chasity Lowery with Covenant Hospice and all our family and friends for their support over the last 2 ½ months.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 26, 2013 at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel, Pace, FL. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 27, 2013 also at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel. Burial will follow at Serenity Gardens in Milton, Florida.

Lewis Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.


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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Mar. 26, 2013
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