ASHEBORO — James Edgar "Eddie" Pugh, age 68, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at his home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the Central United Methodist Church, 300 South Main Street, Asheboro, with Dr. Mark J. Key, Rev Tim Pheagin and Dr. J.F. Howard Sr. officiating.
Eddie will lie in repose at the Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, from 1-4 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, from 1-6 p.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, with family members available to greet friends from 4-6 pm.
An Asheboro native, Eddie was the son of Jack Pugh and Sarah T. Pugh. He was a graduate of Asheboro High School, Wingate College, Pfeiffer College and Fayetteville Community College. He was the Vice President and Secretary of Pugh Funeral Home and was the manager of the Randleman funeral home. One of Eddie's greatest joys was spending time at the beach.
He was President of the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association 2003-04 and served on Boards with the National Funeral Directors Association. He was President of the Asheboro Jaycees from 1982-83, and President of the Asheboro Kiwanis Club from 1993-94 where he was a George F. Hickson Fellow. He was a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Nancy Lou Kiessler; stepdaughter, Jennifer Cox and husband Devin; two very "special granddaughters,” Kaegan and Emma Cox; sister, Elizabeth Jones; brothers, Mac Pugh and wife Ann, Tom Pugh and wife Sandy.
At Eddie's request, a blood drive has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Education Center at the NC Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC. (To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: Pugh, or call 1-800 RED CROSS.)
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the nurses and doctors at Wake Forest Baptist and Randolph Health for the excellent and compassionate care given to Eddie.
Memorial gifts be made to a local charity of your choice.
Please share your memories and condolences at www.pughfuneralhome.com.