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Joseph "Joe" E. Puckett
Joseph E. "Joe" Puckett, age 64, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va.
He was born April 10, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas to the late Hubert Estel and Margie Portie Puckett. Joe was a Chef for 45 years, serving in various universities and colleges, including Emory & Henry College, and private catering events. He loved ice sculpting and working with plants and flowers. Gardening was a joy for him. Over the years as a chef Joe has traveled all over the country and made numerous friends. Above it all, he was a loving husband, and friend to all who knew him. He will be missed.
Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara Y. Puckett of Abingdon, Va.; sister, Shirley Collins and husband, Wayne of Cabot, Ark., and Carolyn Caldwell of Utah; brothers, Archie Puckett and wife, Sue of Montgomery, Ala., and Ted Puckett of Salem, Va.; numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 19, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Mike Kinzie officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Monday from 2 until 4 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Joseph E. "Joe" Puckett family.
Dear sweet Barbara Joe was one of the sweetest kindest men ever. He was such a joy to be around. What a smile!!! Our love and prayers are with you. Phillip and Beverly Worley
Marilyn Beverly Worley Mar 20 2018 12:00 AM
For the short period of time that I knew Joseph I found him to be a man of true sculpture out character of wonderful quality. I know this by the way he was a true friend to Chico (Danny Jr.). Although it saddens my heart to hear of his passing I know Danny has to be so excited to see his friend. Barbara, my hands are lifted in prayer for you. Although I couldn't be at the service my heart was with you.
Rev Herman Cress Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Barbara, So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. It was so good to see yall at the picnic this past summer. My favorite memory of Joe was his never ending smile and heart of service. Please give my regards to Archie. David Gay
David Gay Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM
Sheriff Fred Newman and the Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of Joseph Puckett. If our Sheriffs Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sheriff Newman and Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office
Sheriff Fred Newman Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM
Barbara my heart is breaking for you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Phyllis Gray Mar 18 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Barbara, we were shocked and saddened to hear of Joe's passing. We have great memories of both of you: hosting NTBMO in the community room of the apartment you shared in Salem; you playing at our wedding while Joe baked our cake. Prayers going up for you that God will comfort you and your family with a peace that passes all understanding. Virtual hugs to you.
James and Elena (formerly Judy) Burns (Lynchburg, VA) Mar 18 2018 12:00 AM
Barbara, Archie, Teddy , Caroline Faye and families. You are in our prayers and love. The Cade Girls, Aunt Iris, Miriam, Patricia, Terri and families
Miriam Cade Nichol Mar 18 2018 12:00 AM
Barbara, what a shock! I am so sorry for your loss. I have some great memories of Joe. Our doing a duet together. He was a good friend and will be missed.
Jim Stiglich Mar 18 2018 12:00 AM
Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you through this difficult time.
Beverly Firestone Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM
Dearest Barbara, Joe singing "Blue Skies" has been running through my mind the past few days. Picking weeds with Joe from a field and then spray painting them different colors to make table arrangements for a church event. Hearing him laugh when the small children amused him so. Me stirring corn meal in a huge pot for Joe while he was cooking something else...also for a church event. There are so many good memories, past and recent, it is hard to choose one! My heart is with you! I am comforted knowing God is with you, always.
Jacqueline Plunkett Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM