Newport News- Dennis Lilbert Pugh, age 75, died in a local hospital Saturday, July 10, 2004. Mr. Pugh was born September 23, 1928 in Capon Bridge, West Virginia to the late Elson and Mollie Pugh. He retired as a Master Sergeant for the US Army with 22 _ years of dedicated service. He was the past Commander of the DAV Chapter II and VFW Post 6002; a member of the American Legion Post 368; he was also the Chairman of the Mayors Committee for Disabilities in Newport News and the Peninsula Disability Service Board.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Laura Garrett Pugh; and his sister Nita Lofton. He is survived by three daughters, Linda P. Coppola and her husband Francis of Leavenworth, KS; Michele P. Spruill and her husband Mel of Newport News, VA; and Diane P. Edwards and her husband Alan of Suffolk, VA; four grandchildren, Amy, Loren and Kyle Coppola of KS; and Christin Spruill of Newport News, VA.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 11:00AM at Denbigh Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow the service at Peninsula Memorial Park, with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 13, from 7 to 8:30PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Newport News Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern Virginia, 406 Oakmears Crescent, Suite 201, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.