Mr. James E. Puckett, Sr. passed from this life Saturday, August 14, 2010, at his home.
Born May 28, 1923 in Annona, TX, Mr. Puckett had been a resident of the Santa Fe area for 2 years, previously a longtime resident of both Port Bolivar and La Marque. He had served in the U. S. Coast Guard and had been employed as a longshoreman with ILA Local #20 for 43 years. James was an outgoing, friendly man who loved to visit with people and enjoyed spending time gardening and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Olin Elmer and Maggie (Batey) Puckett; brothers, Harold and Earl Wayne Puckett; sister, Alvena Beers.
Survivors include his loving wife of over 65 years, Pearl Myrtle Puckett of Santa Fe; sons, James E. Puckett, Jr. and wife, Beverly of League City, Jerry L. Puckett and wife, Becky of La Marque, Richard L. Puckett and wife, Giselle of Santa Fe; daughter, Kitty Tuttoilmondo and husband, Charles of Santa Fe; sister, Alma Glover and husband, Luther of Port Arthur; 8 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2010, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Pastor Doug McBrayer officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Marion Adams, Malcolm Comeaux, Michael Garza, Mike Kelemen, Terry Dale Rodriguez and Larry Tuttoilmondo.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501. www.hayesfuneralhome.com