2017-08-17 / Obituaries

Pugh

Dr. Albert S. Pugh IV, 65, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away at his home Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 

A descendant of the Clarke County Pugh family, Dr. Pugh was born October 7, 1951, in Kilgore, Texas, to Vivian Marie (Dowling) and Albert S. “Sid” Pugh, III, and for the next 17 years, traveled around the world with his family. His father was in the U.S. Army before settling in San Antonio, Texas.  Dr. Pugh attended Texas A&M University and graduated from Veterinary School in 1974 with a commission as Captain in the U.S. Army. He was then stationed in Virginia for the next two years.  

Dr. Pugh came to Bridge City, Texas in September 1976, to work at the Bridge City Animal Hospital and bought the practice the following summer.  Dr. Pugh was an active member of the community serving as President of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and also the Bridge City Rotary Club.  He was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce and also by the Rotary District Wall of Fame Honor.  Dr. Pugh was a member of the AVMA, TVMA, SETVMA, and Dental Society.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Richard Pugh.

Those who will cherish his memory most are his loving fiancée, Cheryl Joyner; daughter, Carrie M. Pugh and fiancé, Chris Auster; son, Albert S. Pugh, V. and wife, Jessica; sisters, Martha Davis, Roberta Pugh, and Mary Pugh; grandchildren, Lily Pugh, Chloe Doyle, and Madeleine Doyle; beloved dogs, Molly, Thomas, and Zoey; his dedicated and beloved staff at the Bridge City Animal Hospital; and nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

The service was May 19 at 1 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church with Pastor Keith Tilley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions, on behalf of Dr. Albert S. Pugh, IV, be made to the Bridge City Animal Shelter; City Hall C/O Bridge City Animal Shelter P.O. Box 846 Bridge City, Texas, 77611.

 Dorman Funeral Home directed.

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