Larry Ernest Pugh • September 18, 2021

Larry E Pugh was born June 18, 1949, and at age 72, entered heaven on September 18, 2021. He had numerous hobbies which included cars, music, traveling, the beach, sailing, scuba diving, snow skiing, and spending time in the mountains. Almost everything he did, he had his beloved dog Noel tagging along. He was so well loved by his family and his friends. Larry helped many children throughout the years from coaching ball teams, giving them a place to stay, and giving love to those that needed a fatherly figure. He did his best to give guidance and support to those that came to him. He was always looking for ways to give to the community and people, often anonymously. Larry and his wife, Sharon, had a love for children and together had a way to embrace people and make them feel like family, even when just meeting them.

After a brief service in the United States Army, where Larry served in Vietnam, he moved to Pensacola, Florida because of his love for the beach and to begin his career in fire protection. Larry was well respected in the business community. He was in the fire protection industry for 45 years. He recently sold his business of 37 years to retire and begin some new adventures.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Pugh and Larice Jennings; special aunt, Luree Mosley, and grandson, Larry Shane Pugh II.

He is survived by the love of his life of 51 years, Sharon K Pugh (Conley). They chose to reside in Pensacola, Florida and their last move was to Pace. He is also survived by his three children, Candy Patrick(Bobby), Wendi Mathis(Dub), and Larry Shane Pugh(Natasha). Larry’s legacy lives on through fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. They are Devinn, Kaylynn, Saylor, Gage, Chayse, Ryann, Josh(Miriam), Isaac, Amber (Reed), Amelia, Samantha(Kaleb), Karina, Kyrsten, Hunter, Isaiah, Riley, Nevaeh, and Nadia. He also had numerous extended family members. Paw Paw loved his family fiercely and every day of his life, his family was why he worked so hard and he meant the world to all that knew him.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in honor of him to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Organization of Autism Research. Due to the COVID viruses, the family has chosen to have a private service for immediate family only. Thank you for understanding.

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