Jack Floyd Pugh was born in Whitesboro, Tex. to Elmer and Bernice Pugh. He was the second of three brothers and two sisters. He graduated from Oklahoma City High School and attended the University of Oklahoma, prior to enlisting in the Army Air Corps. He was assigned to the newly formed 302nd Service Squadron and advanced to Master Sergeant before discharge in 1945 at Fort MacArthur, Calif. Shortly after the war, he was employed by American Airlines for a period of years before joining Seaboard. He married Martha Balcom and started a family in Stony Brook, N.Y. In this 1954 photo, Jack is showing his son Jack a Seaboard Connie in Las Vegas.
Jack loved his family, golf and his private airplanes. He owned several Cessnas and was active in flying clubs. Jack and Martha retired in Winter Haven, Fla., while retaining a second residence in Emporium, Pa. Jack died at George Washington University Hospital (D.C.) with family by his side. He is survived by sons Jack L. Pugh of Whitefish, Mont., Michael B. Pugh of St. Mary's, Pa.; and daughter, Ann E. Pugh of Sterling, Va.