Thirmon C. Pugh August 22, 1927 - December 22, 2012 Dad was born on August 22, 1927 near Fishcreek, Oklahoma on the Bonds farm. He passed away December 22, 2012 surrounded by his family at his home in Bakersfield, California. He attended Fishcreek Elementary and graduated from Kinta High School. Dad was the fifth child to Will and Mae Pugh. He moved to Avenal, California in 1947, where he worked building rig foundations, which led to rig building. It was there he met mom and they were married December 2, 1949. In 1952 he became a Union Ironworker which became his permanent occupation from which he retired in 1978. He enjoyed gardening and he and mom enjoyed yard sales and mini storage auctions. He and mom also enjoyed traveling in their later years. Dad loved and adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Indian casinos and visiting family and friends. Dad is survived by his son, Roger and daughter in law, Lisa Pugh; his grandson, Matthew; great grandchildren, Lydia, Kaylee, Karissa, and Tristen Pugh; granddaughter, Grace Byrtus and husband, Robert; great grandchildren, Dominic, Destiny, Madicyn, and Kelsey. Dad is also survived by his brothers, Boyd Pugh, and Charles Pugh; sisters, Geraldine Ragle and husband Bill, and Lecretia Crow and husband James. Also many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded by his parents, Will and Mae Pugh; his brothers, John, Leon, and Leonard Pugh; sisters Vera Hurst and Wanda Harris; and his wife of 53 years, Lorene Pugh. The family would like to thank Suzanne Pugh and David Thompson for their kindness and support during dad's battle with cancer. We would also like to thank the staff at Optimal Hospice for the excellent care and kindness they gave to dad. A Viewing will be held on January 4, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at Mish Funeral Home on Minner Ave. in Oildale. Graveside services will be Januuary 5, 2013 at Shafter Cemetery on Santa Fe Way at 11 a.m.