Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1959

Willard Pugh WILLARD LEE PUGH JR., 78, of Lubbock, TX passed from this life on Sept. 29, 2020. He was born to Willard Lee Pugh Sr. (RHS-1938) & Lera Nell Hagar (RHS-1938) Pugh on Oct. 30, 1941, in Ranger, TX. After graduating from Ranger High School in the Class of 1959, he completed barber college and worked in that field until joining the U.S. Navy in 1963. He served as an electronics technician until retiring from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in 1984. He continued working in electronics as a civilian until his final retirement. He married Diana Lea (Holland) Chovan of San Diego, CA, in 1970. Willard was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Kimberlea. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diana; stepson Dan Chovan, San Diego; sister Mary Pugh Walton (RHS-1958) and husband Hal of Ranger; sister Shirley Pugh Walton (RHS-1961) and husband Tom of Lubbock; sister Barbara Perry and husband James of Lubbock; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of American Legion Post 575 in Lubbock. He will be laid to rest at the Texas Veterans Cemetery at Abilene, TX.