Samuel Lee “Sammy” Puckett, 86, of Lewisport, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Sammy was born on October 10, 1933 in Hancock County to the late Henry and Zelma Bates Puckett. Sammy was a member of Union Baptist Church and retired after 35 years of service at American Olean Tile in Lewisport. He loved to farm, enjoyed gospel music and cared deeply for his church. Sammy was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Rearden Puckett; two infant sons; brothers and sisters, Hortense Young, J.W. Puckett, James E. Puckett, Dorothy Vincent, Aileen Pulliam, Martine Morris and Earl Puckett.
Sammy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruth Adkins Puckett; “foster” daughter, Mary Storm Fischer; “foster” granddaughter, Marka; sister in law, Mary Puckett; nieces and nephews, Tammy Bowlds, Yvonne Harper, Diane Nichols, Jeff Adkins, James Adkims, Steve Adkins and David Allen Puckett.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Union Baptist Church with burial following in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery. Sammy’s family will be greeting friends on Thursday at Union Baptist Church from 11 am until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church.
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