Joel Nelson Pugh, 79, of Athens, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at his residence.
Mr. Pugh was born Dec. 6, 1938, in Limestone County to David and Ethel Pugh.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at McConnell Memorial Chapel in Athens, with Brother Jason Green officiating.
Mr. Pugh was a United States Army colonel who retired after 34 years of service. He was a civil engineer who retired from Pugh, Wright and Associates 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 of Athens; 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.
Published on April 13, 2018