Francis “Leroy” Pugh

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Francis “Leroy” Pugh, 80, of Verona, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Bentonview Park Health and Rehabilitation in Monett.

He was born June 2, 1939, in Barry County, the son of Arthur and Bertha (Pryor) Pugh. On July 11, 1957, he was united in marriage to Loretta Craig, who survives.

Additional survivors include: three sons, Dewayne Pugh of Monett, Lynn Pugh and his wife Carolyn of St. Peters, and Kenny Pugh of Warrenton; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Winfred and Virgil.

He grew up in Barry County and attended school at Victory School. For many years, he enjoyed ministering in churches throughout the Midwest. The last church he pastored was Merl’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Cassville.

Services were held Sunday, Oct. 20, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Ronnie Howerton and Pastor Wyatt Howerton conducted the services. Burial was at Mineral Springs Cemetery in Cassville.

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