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Bruce Nugent

January 10, 1948 — July 26, 2019

Born on January 10, 1948 Departed on July 26, 2019 and resided in White House, TN LIfe Celebration: Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House Room: Reception RoomThursday August 1, 2019 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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 or VFW Post 2120 PO Box 788 Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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