Richard Lewis Puckett, 88, of Yorktown, passed away at home on October 19, 2021. He was born on June 23, 1933 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Thelma Grace (VanMatre) Puckett and the late Donald Earl Puckett.
Richard graduated from Yorktown High School in 1951 and married the late Christina Mitchell in 1953 while he was serving our country in the Army. He was a tool and die maker who had worked at various tool shops in the area and retired from General Motors. He had also farmed in Yorktown for many years.
Richard enjoyed maintaining the family farm, working puzzles, and getting together with fellow 1951 Yorktown High School graduates.
Richard is survived by his son Steve Puckett of Yorktown, a daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Dennis Conwell, grandchildren Cari Conwell (Jeffrey Swift) of New Castle and Dennis Conwell (Misty) of Muncie, great-grandchildren Brandon and Karli Conwell of Muncie and Isaiah, Blake, Teagan, and Duncan Swift of New Castle. He was anticipating the birth of another great-granddaughter in April of 2022.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Christina Louise (Mitchell) Puckett, parents, Thelma Grace and Donald Earl Puckett and his brother Jimmie Lee Puckett.
The family will be celebrating the lives of both Richard and Christina outside at the Puckett Farm on October 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Family and friends are invited to participate in that celebration.
Cari, I’m praying that you and your family will experience God’s comfort and peace. May the memories of your grandfather that you all share be sweet.