Bruce Edward Nugent

Born on January 10, 1948

Departed on July 26, 2019 and resided in White House, TN

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Bruce Edward Nugent, age 71 of White House, passed away July 26, 2019. He was preceded in death by his daughter Carrie Nugent. Survived by Debbie Nugent, his wife of 44 years; daughter, Christy Nugent Collins (Scott), and five grandchildren; Sam, Katelyn, Maggie, Max, and Riley. He was born January 10, 1948 in Chelsea MA, and moved to Nashville, TN at age 6. He was a graduate of Central High School class of 1969. After graduation he proudly served his country in Vietnam where he was a medic on the front line in the United States Army. He was referred to and still is by friends he served with as “DOC” and he always had a magic touch with his girls when small and then his five grandchildren with “boo boo stickers” (band aids) and was an excellent cookie monster. His pride and joy. He loved sports. Titans, Vanderbilt, and anything football. For years he coached Jr. Pro Football in White House in which he truly enjoyed working with the kids. During football season he loved watching the games with his beloved dog Willie by his side. He was the owner of Nugent Construction Company and built numerous homes in the Robertson and Sumner County areas for 15 years. After that he opened and operated White House Pawn Shop for over 20 years. On retirement he started a wood working shop and loved making furniture. He enjoyed going every Tuesday to the Vet Center in Nashville where he had some great friends and a close bond. He was a member of the VFW Post 2120 in Greenbrier, TN. He loved being with his neighbors and his buddy Ronnie. A celebration of life will be on Thursday August 1, 2019 from 2-4 pm at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in White House. Bruce suffered from Agent Orange, and in lieu of flowers, please honor all veterans by donating to the Orange Heart Medal Foundation www.orangeheartmedal.org or VFW Post 2120 PO Box 788 Greenbrier, TN 37073.

26 Comments to Bruce Edward Nugent

  1. Rhonda Harwood
    July 28, 2019 5:36 pm

    So so sorry to hear of this tragedy. Please know I am praying and will continue to pray for all of you🙏🙏🙏God bless you all

  2. Sue Claiborne
    July 28, 2019 5:46 pm

    So sorry Debbie. He was much too young to pass away. Love and prayers.

  3. Robert and Gail Shirley Burr
    July 28, 2019 6:37 pm

    So sorry to learn of Bruce’s death. Prayers for the family.

  4. Donna Thomas
    July 28, 2019 6:41 pm

    Debbie, you are in my prayers. I was so shocked to hear this, especially right after hearing about Gail Honeycutt. Live you.

  5. Deborah Cole Hannah
    July 28, 2019 7:13 pm

    So sorry to hear this Debbie you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

  6. Susan and Mike Ralph
    July 28, 2019 9:12 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bruce passing. A lot of good memories

  7. Kay Hale
    July 29, 2019 11:39 am

    Thoughts and prayers from the Honeycutt family, Ronnie, Sherry and Kay.

  8. Jerry and Cheryln Rader
    July 29, 2019 12:29 pm

    Debbie – Jerry and I want to let you know that we are sooooooooo sorry about your loss. Look to God for strength. He is there for you. And, we didn’t know about Carrie until months afterwards, so you have been in our thoughts for sometime now. We remember Carrie and Hugh-Thomas being in line together at various times during school events – such good memories. Jerry is having some health issues, but is doing well at the moment, so due to various appointments, we will not be able to attend the memorial. Take care – Prayers and Love – Jerry and Cheryln Rader

  9. Polly Boner McKenzie
    July 29, 2019 1:01 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. We went to school together. He was a very nice guy. Sending prayers for his family. God be with you all.

  10. Rita McQuerry
    July 29, 2019 11:39 pm

    Debbie and all the family: I was shocked
    When I heard about Bruce’s death. I
    Am praying for you all. He usually said
    Something that made me smile.
    Love to all,
    Rita McQuerry

  11. David & Mary Jane Keen
    July 30, 2019 6:22 pm

    Debbie our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs and kisses.
    Love always, David and Mary Jane

  12. Ruth Vaughn Harris
    July 30, 2019 6:58 pm

    So sorry to hear this, you’re in my prayers. 🙏🙏

  13. Patti Vordermeier
    July 30, 2019 9:05 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to your husband Bruce . He served his country proudly . We thank him for his service during a time when the country was in turmoil .
    Bruce was there through the good times and the bad but God called him home .
    Angels never leave the one They love 💕 . Bruce, will be at your side to guide you through life’s daily Challenges .
    Love ❤️Patti Vordermeier

  14. Ginger Stamps
    July 31, 2019 2:18 pm

    Debbie, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce. I remember when you two met. You are in my prayers. Love you.

  15. Linda escue Lashley
    July 31, 2019 2:47 pm

    We loved us some Bruce, have been through a lot with you guys, the birth of all our children and grandchildren, I will miss my friend,love you Debbie and all of your family ❤️❤️❤️

  16. Linda escue Lashley
    July 31, 2019 2:51 pm

    We loved us some Bruce, have been through a lot with you guys, I will miss my friend, love you Debbie and your family

  17. Hubert Mitchell
    July 31, 2019 3:03 pm

    Debbie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s death. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you.

  18. Sam Rice
    August 1, 2019 8:10 am

    sorry to hear this news. I remember Doc as a medic in Vietnam. Great guy.

  19. Johnny and Marty Brooks
    August 1, 2019 9:53 am

    Our sincere condolences go out to the family of Bruce Nugent.
    We knew Bruce as a courageous and honorable person. As a member
    Of our Vietnam Veterans Group Nashville he was well respected and as a former combat “medic” solider.
    Johnny Brooks

  20. Brenda Lamberth
    August 1, 2019 10:06 am

    To Debbie & Family…I was so sad to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was such a great person & my “Thanks” to him for proudly serving our country. Sending my thoughts & prayers to you and your family during this most difficult time..

  21. Ken Gamble
    August 1, 2019 11:23 am

    I not only lost a military brother but lost a once in a life time friend . Will see you again my brother .

  22. Cathey L Smith-Estes (Central High School)
    August 1, 2019 12:03 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Bruce. I remember him as a young man full of spirit and kindness. I thank him for his life of service to our country, our community and our beloved Tennessee. I hope a portion of my sons favorite verse brings some peace to you as it has me….”they shall mount up with wings as eagles”, He will never leave your side.
    I send my thoughts and prayers to each of you. With love, cathey

  23. Carlos Payne
    August 1, 2019 10:55 pm

    Great man and coach, he coached me and several others, undefeated light blue team 1983-1984., White House jr pro. Learned alot from him, you will be missed. Rest in peace, coach!

  24. Marilyn Sibley, Hope Vollmer, Jennier Foti and Lisa Benko
    August 3, 2019 3:45 pm

    Debbie, I just heard today from Terry that Bruce had passed away. Lee and I always liked Bruce so much. So many good memories. He served his country honorably and is a true hero. Love you so much Debbie. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  25. Bobbie Jo Shumake
    August 12, 2019 8:42 am

    Debbie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. So sorry to hear this.

    The Henry and Ruthie Shumake Family

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