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James J. Pugh Jr.

April 5, 1973 July 3, 2023
James J. Pugh Jr.
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Obituary for James J. Pugh Jr.

James J. “Jimmy” Pugh Jr., 50, a fierce friend and loving son, passed away at his home in Pottsville on July 3, 2023.

Born in Pottsville, April 5, 1973, he was the son of James Pugh and Donna (Ryan) Pugh. He was a 1991 graduate of Pottsville Area High School and 1993 graduate of Thaddeus Stevens Trade School.

Jimmy was always happiest in the presence of good friends and family and while attending stockcar races. He could often be found at Big Diamond, Lincoln Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Selinsgrove, Port Royal Speedway, and Grandview Speedway. He was also a member of the Mechanicsville Fish and Game, former member of Mary Queen of Peace Church, and current member of Saint John the Baptist Church.

Jimmy is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Jack and Marguerite Pugh and maternal grandparents, Jack and Dot Ryan.

His legacy will live on in the hearts of his family, particularly those of his parents, Donna and Jim; sister, Crystal Pugh; uncles, Michael Ryan and John Ryan Jr., William Pugh, John Pugh; and aunts, Dorothy Ann Ryan and Christine Eagan.

Lord Bixler Funeral Home Inc. will be assisting final arrangements. As per the wishes of the family, Jimmy will be laid to rest during private services at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Church of St. John The Baptist, 913 Mahantongo St, Pottsville, PA 17901, and Mechanicsville Fish and Game Association, 925 1 St. Pottsville, PA 1790. Online condolences may be expressed at

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