William Arthur “Bill” Pugh Jr.
William Arthur “Bill” Pugh Jr., 82, of Ft. Wayne, formerly of Winamac, passed away at 6:47 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Canterbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ft. Wayne.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1936, in Charlotte, Michigan, to the late William Arthur and Ruby P. (Price) Pugh Sr. On June 13, 1959, Bill married Marie E. Archer in Charlotte. She passed away on July 6, 2014.
Bill was a former resident of Charlotte moving to Winamac in 1969. He was an English teacher at Winamac Community Middle School for nearly 30 years. Bill was the first varsity football coach at Winamac and also was instrumental in forming the wrestling program. Bill was a longtime member of the Winamac First United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with family.
Survivors include his daughters: Kristina M. [Robert] Smith of Fort Wayne, Rebecca L. [Phillip] Juday of Muncie, and Amanda [Marius] Storm of the Netherlands; sons: Kyle A. [Colleen] Pugh of Westfield, and Dana L. [Cheryl] Pugh of Chesterfield; and special friends Barbara Reeves of Winamac, and Don Alexander of Winamac. He was the proud grandfather of Wesley [fiance Jenna] Smith, Lucas [Rachel] Smith, Hannelore [Brent] Keller, Erin [Phillip] Parsons, Elysia Juday, Emily [Joe] Godwin, Elizabeth Juday, Devin Pugh, Shane [fiance Ashley] Pugh,Tyler [Kaycee] Pugh, Marna Storm, Estie Storm and Johann Storm and the proud great-grandpa of Malachi Parsons, Olivia Parsons, Theodore Smith, Tobias Smith, Finley Godwin, Olivia Pugh, Charlotte Pugh, April Pugh and Annalise Keller.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marie E. (Archer) Pugh; son Corey Allen Pugh; and infant sister Wilmetta Pugh.
Visitation was from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, and one hour prior to services at the funeral home Monday. Funeral services were held at noon Monday, Feb. 4, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Rev. Dave Marty officiated. Burial took place in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.
Memorial contributions may be given to First United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 6, 2019)