Joel Nelson Pugh – Obituary

By  | April 14, 2018 | Filed under: McConnell Funeral Home, Obituaries

Joel Nelson Pugh, 79, of Athens, passed away Thursday, April 12th at his residence. Mr. Pugh was born December 6, 1938 in Limestone County to David and Ethel Pugh.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Bro. Jason Green officiating.

Mr. Pugh was a retired Colonel for the United States Army after 34 years of service. He was also retired from Pugh, Wright and Associates, Civil Engineer of Decatur. Mr. Pugh attended Army War College, Auburn University and Athens State University. He is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Martha Sanborn.

Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Rebecca Ann Pugh; one son, David Pugh of Lester; one daughter, Leslie “Missy” Shaun Pugh of Athens; one stepson, Shannon Sherrill of Danville; one stepdaughter, Terri Sherrill of Hartselle; five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.

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