Dr. Raeford Theodore Pugh, Sr.

Published 4:58 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Dr. Raeford Theodore Pugh, Sr of Washington, NC passed on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
Raeford was born on November 11, 1932, in Randolph County, North Carolina to Von and Flora Cox Pugh. He graduated from Franklinville High School in 1949 and earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1957. After an internship and service in the United States Army, he moved to Washington, NC in 1961 where he practiced family medicine for 37 years. The staff in the hospital and office were dear to him and he felt honored to care for so many people in the community and beyond.
In 1956, he married Ruth Aileen Vaughn in Chapel Hill, NC. Their years together were full of good times with special friends, travel, and family. Ruth preceded him in death in 2011. He was also preceded in death by a son, Roy Vaughn Pugh, his parents and brother, Charles R. Pugh.
He is survived by his children: Dr. Raeford T. Pugh, Jr. (Susan) of Clemmons, NC; Laura Pugh Bliley (Trip) of Washington, NC; and Jill Alyssa Davies (Glenn) of Colmar, PA.; granddaughters: Alyssa Wood, Annie Troutman, Allie DiBona, Meredith Price, Michelle Davies and Katie Price and great grandchildren: Gabriella DiBona, Clay and Micah Troutman, and Hudson Wood. He is also survived by brothers: Bobby L. Pugh of Elon, NC; Donald L. Pugh of Tallahassee, FL and Claud E. Pugh of Knoxville, TN.
The family would like to express our appreciation for the care that he received from Lorraine Mason and Linda McLain.
Visitation will be at Joseph B. Paul Jr Funeral Services, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC on November 17, 2021, at 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Masks are requested.
Graveside services will be held at Oakdale Cemetery with Dr. Greg Barmer officiating on November 18, 2021, at 2:00pm.
Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to either the Vidant Beaufort Hospital Lights of Love or The First Baptist Church of Washington.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service Washington Funeral & Cremation are honored to be assisting the Pugh family.