Jerry Don Putman
July 14, 1944 - August 25, 2018
ObituaryJerry Don Putman, age 74, passed away on Saturday, August 25 2018 in Irving, Texas, after a well fought battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born on July 14, 1944 in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to parents Olvies Putman and Maurine Estelle Hatchett. Jerry graduated from Como High School in 1962. He then attended East Texas State University in Commerce, TX. Jerry began his career in the optical industry working for Southern Optical Corp and later became a Manufacturer’s Representative for several major optical companies.
He married the love of his life, Kathy McKay, on June 26, 1981. Jerry was a great family man and a loving father.
He is preceded in death by his parent, Olvies and Maurine Hatchett Putman, of Sulphur Springs, Tx, his brother James Putman and sister Patsy Putman Johnson.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kathy McKay Putman; daughters, Chelsea Putman Hodges and husband, Blake of Stephenville, TX, Sophia Beaudin of Chester, NJ. Mary Beaudin of Colorado Spring, CO; grandchildren, Megan Carrigan, and Liam Shamhart.
No services are scheduled at this time. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation https://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/
Chelsea Putman Hodges
Forever my daddy and forever in my heart. I will miss you so much and am so thankful that I had you for as long as I did. You are restored in whole and I can't wait to see you again on the other side.
Jerry you are an amazing friend. I was blessedly a part of so much love and laughter you brought into your Aunt Louise's life and kept it going into her 97th year. And now I know you all are celebrating being together again. You and your wonderful family brought so much "family" to me. I miss you forever friend. Until we meet again...
So very sorry Chelsea, may God wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength during this time.
I may not have known Jerry but I do know his daughter and if he was as gracious and kind-hearted as Chelsea, he was incredible. Know you will miss him and sorry to hear of his passing. Love you and let me know if we can do anything.
Don Struthers I
Will miss my friend. Jerry was always one of kind. I knew I could always count on him.Rest easy my friend