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Wiley Vernon Pugh

June 2, 1938 — June 23, 2024

Siler City

Wiley Vernon Pugh, 86, passed away surrounded by family at UNC Hospital on Sunday, June 23rd, 2024.

Wiley was a native of Randolph County. He was born June 2nd, 1938, to the late John Kipling Pugh and Pearlie Burroughs Pugh. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Waymon Pugh and Jimmy Pugh.

Wiley was a graduate of Coleridge High School. He was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church. Wiley was a retired poultry farmer and camp host in Parkers Creek at Jordan Lake. He enjoyed softball, bowling, cooking, and had a green thumb for gardening. Wiley enjoyed singing along with his wife to “You Are My Sunshine”. He was a loving man and cared deeply for his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 ½ years, Martha Hudson Pugh; his children, Linda Pike of Mebane, Connie Beal (Ricky) of Siler City, and Tammy Kidd (Bryant) of Siler City; his sister, Susan White (Terry) of Trinity; his grandchildren, Kristen Horton (Davide), Nathan Pike, Leslie Moore, Jay Bray (Hannah), Brittni Kidd (Bre), and Garrett Kidd (Christy); great grandchildren, Makayla Horton, Skylar Horton, Gabriel Horton, Trey Horton, Grayson Horton, Lane Pugh, Dakota Moore, Chance Moore, Teagan Kennedy, and McKenna Speight; special extended family, Brenda Hudson, Linda Hudson, and their families.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 1st, 2024, at 2 PM, at Rocky River Baptist Church. Inurnment will follow at Chatham Memorial Park. Reverend Jason Dickerson will be officiating the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the Pugh family.

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