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Michael Lee Pugsley

Michael Lee Pugsley, 65 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 10:10 a.m. in the comfort and loving home of great friends. He was born on May 1, 1951 in Pana, IL the Son of Robert E. and Carletta R. (Weber) Pugsley. He married Barbara Yonker on in 1985 in Taylorville and they later divorced.  He  worked for Corn State Hybrid Service out of Des Moines, IA for 20 plus years; and mold remediation for the past 10 years. Michael was a member and baptized in the RLDS Church in Taylorville, IL. He is a master Mason of Mound Lodge #122 AF & AM and is a 32nd degree mason at the Valley of Springfield, IL. He was called hardtack by his great friends from High school. He coached for the red bland Little League and was also a coach for the Taylorville JFL for many years. His favorite band was Steely Dan. He loved music, he had a great sense of humor and he was a wonderful son, brother, father and friend.    

Surviving are his Daughters: Jessica and Kristina of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Cody Pugsley of Taylorville, IL; Chad Pugsley of Altamonte Springs, FL; Grandchildren: Gabriella Pugsley of Taylorville, IL; Emma Jean Pugsley; Preston Lindsey of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Debbie (Rock) Allen of Taylorville, IL; Aunts and Uncles: Mary (John) Castle of Pana, IL; Mary Pugsley of Pana, IL; Cousins: Bridget (Randy) Floyd of Pana, IL; Tim (Susie) Castle of Pana, IL, Lois Antosy of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Grandparents: Oscar and Elsie Weber; Ivory and Emma Pugsley; Uncle: Joe Pugsley; Aunt and Uncle Del and Betty Russell; Louis and Carrie Weber, several cousins and his K-9 companion Spencer Pugsley.

There will be no services at this time, Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family C/O Sutton Memorial Home, 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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3 years and 2 months ago and we all think of you every day! I especially miss you so much. I know you are watching over us. Life is good Mike....we'll save you a seat at your babies (chad) wedding in Florida in 22 days. O how I wish you could be there. I hope you can now RIP ...your boys are doing well

Barbara Feb 7 2020 12:00 AM

You were a great father to our boys and an even better man to me. Even after our split. As you would always say to Chad, " it's always something!' No goodbyes... The Lord will hold you in the palm of his hand until we meet again. We love you..forever in our hearts!

Tom and Barbara Barra Jun 11 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Pugsley

Roger E. Lebon Jun 7 2016 12:00 AM

50 years of friendship - "There are no goodbyes for us. Where ever you are, you will always be in our hearts."

Jim & Pam Aden McGowan Jun 6 2016 12:00 AM

Will always remember how sweet and funny you were as a neighbor on West Second Street as well as when we were in school. RIP fellow classmate.

Phyllis Ketchum-Greenwalt Jun 4 2016 12:00 AM

Debbie & Family.
I got to know your Parents working for Don Newcome. You & Mike were around at a lot of get togethers. So sorry to hear about Mike. You're in our prayers.

Dave & Linda (Bell) Kuntzman Jun 4 2016 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace, Mike - I'll always remember you for your great sense of humor and prowess on the THS football field.

Linda Schroyer Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Pugsley

Linda Schroyer Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Pugsley

Patsy Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Pugsley

Lisa Bland Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM

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