William Gordon Pugh

March 4, 2020

William Gordon Pugh, 81, of Kokomo, died March 4, 2020. He was born the tenth out of eleven children on June 28, 1938 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Charles Orville and Emma Agnes (Rawlings) Pugh.  He married Gayle Louise Sherrick on April 12, 1982 and she survives.

Bill was a 1956 graduate of Lawrence Central High School and attended Ball State University for 3 years.  He served for 28 years as a aircraft mechanic and Chief Master Sergeant E9 in the United States Air Force, until April 1987.  He then worked 20 years for Terra Fertilizer and was a bartender at the Michigan Townhouse.  He was a member of the American Legion and loved fishing and playing basketball.  Bill never sat still and was always on the go.  He was active at Louisiana Downs and Barksdale Air Force Base.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort. Celebration of Life will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow and burial will be at a later date in Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations may be made in Bill’s honor to the Parkinson Research Foundation, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife Gayle are his sister, Jay Murphy of Fishers, sons, Charles William (Sheila) Pugh of Jacksonville, FL, Rodney Goshert of Kokomo, Howard (Lisa) Goshert Jr. of Wabash, Gerry Allen Goshert of Wabash, daughter: Robin Reichold of Russiaville, 14 Grandchildren and several Great-Grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by one son, his parents and nine siblings.


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “William Gordon Pugh”

  1. Cathy Riddle March 5, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Our hearts are broken with the loss of Bill. He has been a dear friend to us. He will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. Prayers to all the family. Gayle you know you can call us any time.
    Love Cathy, Jim, and the boys.
    Fly High Boyfriend!!

  2. Kelly Eason March 6, 2020 at 12:14 am

    So sorry for your loss. We are praying for the family for peace and comfort during this heartbreaking time.

  3. Reggie Morgan March 6, 2020 at 11:02 am

    A pleasure to know Bill for the short time. Prayers and condolences go out to his wife, Gayle and family.

    • Robin Reichold March 7, 2020 at 11:14 am

      We were happy to share our holiday dinners with you Reggie, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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