Michael David Nugent passed away on March 23, 2018 after a lengthy battle with kidney disease.

Michael David Nugent passed away on March 23, 2018 after a lengthy battle with kidney disease.

He was born the first of seven children on March 3, 1944 to Bill and Ina Nugent in Long Beach, California.

He enjoyed being a member of the Boy Scouts of America and became an Eagle Scout at the age of 13. He graduated from Oxnard High School in 1962. He accepted a call to be a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1965 to 1967 serving in the French East Mission.

After returning from his mission, Michael attended Ventura Junior College in California. He served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971 during the Vietnam era where he was the fleet maintenance coordinator in Germany.

He attended Utah State University graduating in Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Diesel Mechanical Engineering. He began working for the City of Oxnard in 1977 in the Mechanical Transportation Division where he worked on all different types of city vehicles including the police fleet vehicles, motorcycles, fire department trucks, and city buses. Michael was awarded Employee of the Year in 1994.

He retired early in 1995 due to health reasons. He relocated to Carthage, Missouri to live with his sister Diana (Nugent) Fields and her family who cared for him until the time of his death.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Ina Nugent, Grandmother Margaret Nugent, two sisters, Nancy and Sheila (Nugent) Johnson.

He is survived by three brothers, Patrick Nugent (Jean), Lehi, Utah; Rick Nugent, Carthage, Missouri; Shawn Nugent (Kelli), Carthage, Missouri; sister Diana Fields (Paul), Carthage, Missouri. Mike had many nephews and nieces as well.

The family would like to thank Oxford Health Care for their outstanding support and care for Michael for the last six years. We would like to especially thank Rochelle Foster (home health aide), who helped care for him the last three years.

There was a private family memorial service held in his honor on April 13, 2018.