L.G. Puckett, Jr.

Funeral services for 94 year old. L. G. Puckett, Jr. of Livingston will be conducted at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday from the First United Methodist Church in Livingston with Craig Green, Joie Puckett, and Christopher Shurtz officiating. Burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery in Smithville,
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m. at the church.
Puckett died Monday at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was born in Baxter to the late Luther Greene Sr. & Lula Mae Maxwell Puckett. He was a businessman.
Mr. Puckett spent much of his youth in Smithville before moving to Livingston in 1937. He managed the Livingston branch of Jenkins & Darwin Dry Goods Store before establishing his own business, Puckett’s Furniture and Appliances in 1954. In addition, he had a number of other businesses in Overton County during his work life including a construction business and an electric sign company.
He attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, now known as Tennessee Technological University, for two years where he played football. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII receiving a special Captain’s Commendation for his exemplary service.
He was an active member of First United Methodist Church as well as a number of other associations including The Gideons International.
He is survived by four children, Mary Elaine Puckett Duewer and L.G. Puckett, III of Livingston, Vivian Joanna Puckett Shurtz of Canton, Georgia and Carolyn Puckett of Hampstead, Maryland; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Marguerite Atnip Puckett; his parents, L. G. Sr. and Lula Mae Maxwell Puckett; 1 sister, Anita Puckett Fedak, and 1 brother, Frank Puckett.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Gideons International. Speck Funeral Home in Livingston is in charge of the arrangements.

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