Roy C. Pugh

Roy Cecil Pugh, 85, of Gore, VA died on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the Winchester Medical Center.

Born on Feb. 25, 1933, in Capon Bridge, he was a son of the late Cecil G. S. and Velda P. Belford Pugh. Roy married Helen F. Ford Pugh on June 4, 1952, in Winchester, Va. and she died on December 16, 2014. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Pugh.

He was a United States Army Veteran and a member of the Capon Bridge Chapel United Methodist Church in High View. He loved farming, hunting, was a former crane operator, mechanic, carpenter, masonry, “a jack of all trades,” a caretaker of Capon Chapel Cemetery and he took a lot of pride in his food ministry to the elderly.

Surviving is a son, Roy E. Pugh (and Connie) of Stephenson, Va.; 3 daughters, Joan H. Leary (and Brian) of Sardis, Ohio, Dale A. Shepherd (and Dennis) of Winchester, Va., and Lisa J. Pugh (and Kevin) of High View; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his furry companion, Billy.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Giffin Funeral Home in Capon Bridge with Rev. Jack Wardrope officiating. Interment will be in Capon Chapel Cemetery in High View. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Capon Chapel United Methodist Church, 2879 Christian Church Rd., High View, WV, 26808.

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