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Joe Neal Pugh

March 19, 1955 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Joe Pugh Obituary

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Joe Neal Pugh, aged 68, of Rome, Georgia. Joe left this world on January 16, 2024. He was born in Cartersville, Georgia, to the late James Thomas Pugh and Christine Lissy Stephens Pugh.

Joe’s journey through life was marked by the love and bonds he shared with his family. In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his brothers, Harold Pugh and James Pugh, and his sisters, Margaret Waits, Betty Pugh, and Minnie Lee Pugh. His legacy lives on through his wife, Melissa Trammell; his sons, Billy Joe Pugh, Neal Adam (Jeana) Pugh, Joey Pugh, and Brandon Reynolds; his daughters, Ashley Nicole (Tre) Purdie, Kimberly Mona Bohanan, Destiny Ross, and Amanda Pugh Newberry; along with 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, all of whom he adored. He is also survived by his sister, Diane Dover.

Joe’s life was a testament to his passion for craftsmanship and creativity, hallmarks of his career in masonry. With skilled hands and a keen eye for beauty, he built more than structures; he built a legacy of strength and artistry. As his physical abilities waned, Joe found solace in the silver linings, cherishing the additional time spent surrounded by his loved ones.

A devoted family man, Joe's heart was truly at home when he was with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His commitment to his family was as steadfast as the structures he crafted, providing a foundation of love, laughter, and enduring memories.

Joe’s generosity and kindness were boundless, his heart always open to help others in any way he could. He was a man who, without hesitation, would offer the shirt off his back to anyone in need.

A man of simple faith, Joe's devotion to Jesus Christ was as quiet as it was profound. An avid hunter and fisherman, the tranquility of nature was his sanctuary, with fishing being his favorite retreat. Despite life’s challenges, including his disability, Joe’s heart remained as vast as the ocean, and he was always ready to extend kindness and support to those in need.

We invite friends, family, and those whose lives Joe touched to join us in honoring his memory. Please join us on Wednesday, January 24 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home with a visitation at 2:00PM till the Funeral Service hour at 4:00PM. Pastor Bill Carver will be officiating. 

Parnick Jennings Good Shepherd Funeral Home extends its heartfelt condolences to the Pugh family and is honored to assist with Joe’s final arrangements. Joe’s life was a beautiful mosaic of love, work, and family, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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January 24, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Good Shepherd Funeral Home
2750 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165

Funeral Service
January 24, 2024

4:00 PM
Good Shepherd Funeral Home
2750 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165


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