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D.L. Pugh

D.L. Pugh

D. L. Pugh, age 88, of Crockett passed away October 2, 2017. He was born November 19, 1928 on the banks of the Trinity River near Ash, Texas and was the youngest of ten children born to John Thomas Pugh and Willie Geneva Hopper Pugh. He was a member of the Porter Springs Baptist Church.

D.L. graduated from Austonio School in 1947 where he was offered a scholarship to play basketball but he declined because of his love and life dream of being a cowboy. D.L. always wanted to be a cowboy like his brother Deb. He had the pleasure of working some of the biggest ranches in the area. J.R. Parten and John Merriwether at the 7J and Big 4, Lightning Arrow, and the Cauble Ranch. Later in life he began studies at Sam Houston State University, where he lacked only nine hours from obtaining a degree in Criminal Justice. After retiring with twenty years of service at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, he served as manager of Triangle C Ranch for Kenneth and Shirley Cory. D.L. never met a stranger and loved to tell “stories” about his childhood memories with his family and friends, his many predicaments and situations he encountered as a cowboy. He always had a captivated audience.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Jean Robinson Pugh; son, Dusty Pugh and wife, Marsha; daughters, Pam Pugh and Liz Currie and husband, Button; grandchildren, Jason Driskell and wife, Brandi, Cody Pugh and wife, Emily, Matt Currie and wife, Sarah, Casey Currie and fiancé, Frank, Courtney Beasley and husband, Derek, Crystal Crouch and fiancé, Ryan; great-grandchildren, Josh West and wife, Maygan, John Clay Pugh, Sean Driskell, Ty Pugh, Eli Currie, Camryn Currie and Morgan Beasley; great-great-grandchild, Paxton West; brother, Roy Pugh and wife, Mary; three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Willie Pugh; brothers, Elwyn, Leonard, Deb and Cody; sisters, Winnie Fuller, Syble Baucom Brown and twin sisters who died as infants.

Funeral services for D.L. Pugh will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jason Driskell officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at


  1. So sorry for the loss of D.L.,he will remain in the hearts of each person that ever met him. Prayers for Peace and Comfort for the Pugh family.

    Joe Ross and Candy

  2. Doug and I are so sorry to hear of Mr. DL ‘s passing. He truly was one of a kind and will be dearly missed.
    Love and prayers for each of you. We are going to be out of town and not able to attend. You will each be in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family-

  4. My thoughts are with Matt and Sarah Currie and family. May our Father in heaven give you and your family peace.
    I am so sorry f [r your loss.

  5. Jean, Dusty, Pam and Liz I am so sorry for your loss. D.L. was such a good man and a friend to everyone! Heaven gained another angel! You all and your families are in my heart and prayers. Tommie Spinks Corbin

  6. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Pugh. Liz was a great friend growing up. We used to spend the night on a weekend and twirl for hours with our batons. The Pugh family was always welcoming and good to all of us girls. I’m so sorry for Liz and her family but especially her sweet mom Jean. Prayers for healing for all of you. Thinking of you with a sad heart. Love, Cam

  7. Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. We love yall.

    The Cato’s

  8. I’m so sorry to here of DL …he was a sweet man and a good story teller. He and my dad Mills Whitley had some fun times talking about “way back then “. I know you all will miss him a lot , but, just remember he isn’t sick anymore. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

  9. I well remember class of ’47 at AHS. DL threw his cap into the air and let out a whoop of joy about his happiness of the moment. I was 11. He was a regular at goat roping on Friday night’s at Will Dorman Arena. What a fun guy all his life. The good ole days for sure. CEA

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