In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville

Visitation –
Thursday, January 13, 2022 – 9:00 am-10:00 am
Meador Funeral Home Chapel, Gainesville, Texas

Graveside Service –
Thursday, January 13, 2022 – 10:00 am
Oak Grove Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas



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Mugg Pawless, 98, of Gainesville, TX passed away on January 9th, 2022, at his residence. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 13th, 2022, at 10:00 AM at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at 9:00 AM until service time on Thursday at Meador Funeral Home Chapel, Gainesville, Texas.

Mugg was born on August 20th, 1923, in Rosston, TX to William and Della (Elledge) Pawless. Mugg served his country in the Army in WW II. He was on the Omaha Beach during D-Day. Mugg was a part of the 146th Engineer Combat Engineer Battalion and upon his death was the last living survivor. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. After his service Mugg later worked in the Oil Field and he retired working for the Texas Youth Commission.  Mugg loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them going to their cabin on the lake and going fishing and taking trips to Colorado. Mugg also enjoyed being on his tractor and working the ranch and his cattle and loved to garden. He was always so active, he had a gym membership and worked out 4 times a week right up until Covid hit.

He is survived by his children Vince Pawless of Gainesville, Blaine Pawless of Aurora, TX, and Toni Holland of Gainesville, TX; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sister Lois Jean Little of Fort Worth and numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends.

Mugg is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Hattie; daugther, Rita Gore; sister Bookie Nichols; brothers Joy, Glydell, George and Roy Pawless.