Frank Augustus Pugh, 62, of Portland, died October 9, 2020, at his residence.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Portland and a 1977 graduate of Montrose Academy.
Mr. Pugh was the owner and vice president of Arkansas AG and GPS Gin Company and a member of the Portland United Methodist Church.
He was gifted with the ability to make everyone feel special. He was a friend to all and was blessed with countless friends. Some of his happiest days were spent sailing with his special friend, David Yocum. He loved to travel to the Florida beaches and the Grand Tetons. Frank was happiest on the family farm, after all he was a true country boy at heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Robert “Tom” and Elsie Silverman Pugh.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Brinson Pugh of Portland; two sons, Robert Pugh and wife, Ashley, of Lake Village and Cody Channell and wife, Kristyn, of Ruston, Louisiana; two daughters, Stephanie Pugh Smith and husband, Tom, of Lake Village and Hayley Golden and husband, Billy, of Lacey; a stepson, Blake Morgan of Dumas; a step-daughter, Meagan Johnson and husband, Chance, of England, Arkansas; his brother, Tom Pugh, Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Little Rock; his uncle, Augustus “Bubba” Pugh of Lake Village; five grandchildren, Thomas Pugh, Gus Smith, Adler Golden, Lincoln Channell and Lane Channell and two nieces, Elsie Pugh and Jaclyn Pugh.
Graveside services will be held Monday, October 12 at 4 p.m. at the Portland Cemetery with Stanton Veazey and Bro. E.W. Ricks officiating.
Honorary pallbearers are Mike Adams, George Rutledge, David Yocum, Matt Livingston, Ronnie Berkemeyer, Don Arensman, Perry Wilson and Alvaro Mondragon.
Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, PO Box 174, Portland, AR 71663.