Hugh Anthony McPherson was born July 13, 1976. He was born in St.Catherine, Jamaica and spent most of his childhood there. In his adult years he lived in Florida, Texas, and Georgia.
He enlisted in the United States Army in 2001. Following basic training, he was sent to Fort Lee, Virginia to train to become a 92A automated logistics specialist. Upon completing the Automated Logistics Specialist Course, he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, also known as “The Big Red One '', at Fort Riley, Kansas. In 2004, while still assigned with the 1st Infantry Division, he was deployed to Iraq for 11 months in support of Operational Iraqi Freedom. In 2006, he attended the tri-service biomedical equipment technician course on Sheppard AFB, Texas. He completed the course and was awarded the military occupational specialty 68A Biomedical Equipment Specialist. His final assignment as a 68A was at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center where he was assigned as a biomedical technician in the clinical engineering shop. Upon completion of his obligatory service contract, he was honorably discharged from the military service.
SPC McPhersons awards and decorations during service included the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Medal (2nd award).
After his military service, he began to seek employment utilizing his skills as a Biomedical Technician. His passion for helping others and desire to use his skills in healthcare technology led him to work as a civilian Biomedical Equipment Technician at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. He was a very dedicated and skilled employee and enjoyed the camaraderie of his co-workers.
Hugh’s passions and past times included: spending time with family and friends, grilling, and relaxing. He was proud of his Jamaican heritage and lived for his family. Hugh lived to bless others and provide aid to those in need; always finding joy in seeing people happy and smiling.
After a long battle with Covid 19 he appeared to be on the road to recovery. However, the complications that followed resulted in his untimely death. On May 8, 2021, at the young age of 44, Hugh McPherson passed away after a sudden heart attack.
Hugh is survived by his beautiful wife, Jessica, a 4 year old son, Cayden, a 19 year old son, Hugh(TJ), and a 20 year old niece, Natieia, his parents, Ernest and Faye, his two brothers Shane and Phillip McPherson, their families, and several extended family members.
Services to celebrate his life will be held at Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis rd. Augusta, GA 30907 on Friday, May 21, 2021. His viewing will be from 1 pm to 2 pm and followed by the funeral service from 2 pm to 3 pm. The burial will take place May 24, 2021 from 12 pm to 2 pm at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Rd. Columbia, SC 29229.
Flowers can be sent to Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis rd. Augusta, GA 30907 or funds may be donated to the family, https://gofund.me/d73cfa0d