WILLARD L. "BUCK" PUGH, SR., 84, of Ranger, TX passed
away on Oct. 23, 2003, with burial in Merriman Cemetery
near Ranger, TX.
Mr. Pugh was born on March 3, 1919 in Eastland, TX to
David Franklin & Mittie (Burks) Pugh. He grew up and
graduated high school in Ranger and went to work as a
teenager for AMOCO Pipeline Company, where he continued
for over 40 years as a gauger. He was a World War II Army
Veteran. He married Lera Nell Hagar (RHS-1938) in May of
1939 in Fredrick, OK, and she preceded him in death in
May of 2002. Other than traveling to different locations
with his work, Mr. Pugh remained in Eastland County most
of his life. He enjoyed teaching his grandchildren to
drive. He was a member of the Ranger Masonic Lodge AF and
AM # 738. He was also a member of the Mesquite & Rusk St.
Church of Christ.
Mr. Pugh is survived by a son, Willard L. Pugh Jr. (RHS-
1959) of Santee, CA; three daughters, Mary Walton (RHS-
1958) of Ranger, Shirley Walton (RHS-1961) of Amarillo,
and Barbara Perry of Lubbock; sister, Barbara Pugh Wheat
(RHS-1948) of Ranger; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grand-
children; & several nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by a sister, Nona Pugh Vinson (RHS-1942). Another
sister was Davie Pugh Estes (RHS-1930).