Walter Eugene "Gene" Putnam, age 92, resident of Grover, NC died May 28, 2015 at home. He was born in Cherokee Co, SC to the late Thomas Lee Putnam and Sudie Foster Putnam. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Jordan Putnam; 2 brothers, Lee Putnam and Bill Putnam; 4 sisters, Elsie Ross, Alie Andrews, Flora Martin, and Catherine Hardin; great grandson, James Evan Martin Felkel. Mr. Putnam was retired from Minette Mills, Grover, NC where he served as superintendent of weaving and winding and he was a farmer. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Grover, NC, a member of the VFW, the Cattleman's Association, and the Grover Lions Club. He served in the United States Army in Normandy, serving with Patton, and he was recipient of 4 Bronze Stars. We would like to offer a special thanks to Eloise Royster for caring and loving our father and family.
SURVIVORS: Daughters: Jackie Raduly , Blacksburg, SC
Jeanie Hall and husband Larry Hall, Sr., Grover, NC
Vickie Bingman and husband Benny, Grover, NC
Sister: Janelle Diffenderfer and husband Leo, Blacksburg, SC
Brother-in-law: William Hardin, Lincolnton, NC
Sisters-in-law: Mary Sue Putnam, Grover, NC and Ethel Putnam, Blacksburg, SC
Special Friend and Caregiver: Vickie Campbell.
7 Grandchildren: Kim Duckworth and husband Rick, Lincolnton, NC; Lesa Gordon and husband Rick, Gaffney, SC; Tommy Martin and wife Sandi, York, SC;
Robin Hood and husband Cliff, Miami, FL; Larry Hall, Jr. and Denise, Blacksburg, SC; Darrin Griggs, Oslo, Norway; Sean Griggs and wife April, Asheville, NC.
12 Great Grandchildren
5 Great Great Grandchildren.
FUNERAL SERVICE: First Baptist Church, Grover, NC Sunday, May 31, 2015
4:00 P.M. Rev. John Barnhardt, officiating.
VISITATION: 2:30 - 3:30 P.M. Sunday, May 31, 2015 prior to the service in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church.
INTERMENT: WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS PROVIDED BY THE MARINE CORP LEAGUE FOOTHILLS DETACHMENT: Grover Cemetery, Grover, North Carolina
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or First Baptist Church, 403 Cleveland Ave, Grover, NC 28073
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