Mr. Puckett was born November 17, 1912 in Halifax, VA to George Thomas and Carrie Guthrie Puckett. On October 1, 1938 he married Dorothy Wohr of Lynchburg, VA who survives him. Mr. Puckett came to Beckley in 1937 as manager of the plumbing and heating department at the raleigh Hardware Company, where he worked for 30 years. From 1967 to 1987 he worked as a manufacturer's representative for the Williamson Company in Cincinnati, OH, and the Oneida Heater Company in Oneida, New York, retiring at the age of 75. Throughout his life he enjoyed quail hunting, golf, and gardening, always sharing his roses and vegatables with his friends and neighbors. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church serving as chairman of the building committee for the educational building and as a Vestryman, Junior Warden, and Trustee for many years.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers: Carolyn Barksdale, Jack L. Puckett, Bessie Thompson, Fred M. Puckett, Aurelia Vasser, William T. Puckett and Harry Puckett.