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Luther Palmer Pugh
  • Kingston United Methodist Church Building Fund
    P.O. Box 248
    Kingston, TN 37763

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“Luther and i spent a lot of time together working on motors and fishing he would always say there isn't fish in the lake because he didn't catch any...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: George Martin - Blackshear , GA

“I have such fond memories of LP. Loren and I used to spend a lot of time at Roseberts house after Ellie passed away. Lp. Elmer, Loren and Louis were...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Louis Smith - Pennington Gap , VA

“I remember working with Luther as a young engineer in the 1980s and his vast knowledge of facilities ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Ford - Knoxville, TN

“To the Pugh Family: I send my condolence to you. Luther was a classmate at Mt. Berry School for Boys. We were in the Class of 1951. Luther was a...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: A. Madison Alexander - Conyers, GA

“Luther was a wonderful am who was very kind to me back in 1974 when I worked with him and Gene Hicks. He will be missed by all. Cathy, we are...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Hugh & Terry Christie - Clinton, TN

“Luther and Genny were wonderful people. Our family is so sorry for your loss. Joyce, Ben, Rita, Susan and C. G. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mrs. Tom Tidwell - Kingston, TN

“Luther and i had some good times together over the years times that i will never forget.5iyhG ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: George Martin - Blackshear, GA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Wendy Reese - Pelham, AL

“Our hearts are with you at this time. Luther was good to us. Bobby enjoyed talking to him. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Bobby and Tammy Johnson

“We are thinking about you all and praying for peace. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jessica and Steve Rose - Kignston, TN


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Luther Palmer Pugh age 82 of Kingston passed away Sunday September 22, 2013 while staying at the Bridge in Rockwood, TN following surgery and several weeks of illness.

Luther was born in "Big Hill" Lee County Virginia on July 29, 1931. He married his lifelong partner Gennevieve "Genny" Kenemer Pugh on July 10, 1951. He attended Berry Boys School and Berry College and then Georgia Tech studying mechanical engineering. Luther and his family moved to Oak Ridge, TN in 1958 where he became an employee of the Reactor Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He retired from ORNL in 1994 where he continued his work from home as a master woodworker, boat and car engine repairer, Berry College alumni activities member, and looked forward to spending time with friends and neighbors.

Luther is preceded in death by his wife Genny and leaves behind three daughters and their families: Cathy and Buddy Martin, Beth and Bill Finnell, and Julie and Gary Pope. Also surviving is his precious granddaughter Carmen, her husband Paul, great grandchildren Rose and Devin Polpanich. Luther has one surviving sister Nan Burnette of Roanoke Virgina, one brother Arthur Elmer Pugh and his wife Betty, sister-in–law and husband Steed and Ellen Griffin of Chattanooga, TN and multiple nieces, nephews, and great neice and nephews. Luther leaves good memories and happiness to his family, many friends, neighbors, and work mates.

Memorial Service 7pm Tuesday September 24, 2013 in the Kyker Chapel with Rev. Sue Lynn Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Kingston United Methodist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7pm Tuesday at the Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.