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Larry David Putt

July 25, 1945 — December 28, 2020

Somerville, Tennessee

Larry David Putt, age 75, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of Lola Hardin Putt, departed this life Monday afternoon, December 28, 2020 at Methodist Olive Branch Hospital in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Larry was born July 25, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of the late Olen Cecil Putt and Violet Murphy Putt. He graduated from Collierville High School in 1964 and served his country for 21 years in the Tennessee Army National Guard, retiring as a First Sergeant. Larry was employed with Memphis Light Gas & Water for 33 years, retiring as an electrical overhead manager.

Larry was a member of Fayette Baptist Church in Somerville and was a member of Gideons International. He was a member of the F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry and a chaplain for the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief Team. In earlier years, he loved dove hunting and was an outdoorsman who enjoyed working in his yard, shopping, watching westerns and sitting on his front porch with others. Larry loved to share the Gospel and witness to others and special times with his family.

Mr. Putt is survived by his wife who he married February 14, 1992, Lola Hardin Putt of Somerville, TN; four daughters, Dana Sue Gossett (Richard) of Savannah, TN, Laurie Scott of Somerville, TN, Amy Lynn Beasley (John) of Collierville, TN and Ginny Lynn Tibbels of Lakeland, TN; two brothers, James Hugh Putt of Somerville, TN and Michael “Mike” Putt of Moscow, TN; four grandchildren, Adam Gossett, Joshua Gossett, Josh Tankersley and Haley Davis; three great-grandchildren, Eden Gossett, Ezrah Gossett and Grogan Gossett; a host of nieces and nephews; his former spouse, Barbara T. Putt of Somerville, TN.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Putt Bickers and Mary Putt Kemper.

Funeral Services for Mr. Putt were held at 2 P.M. Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Fayette Baptist Church in Somerville, Tennessee. The officiating ministers were Bro. Drew Murphy, Bro. Carl Doyle and Bro. Phil Lovelace. Interment followed in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Ronald Jenkins, Adam Gossett, Joshua Gossett, Josh Tankersley, Cameron King and Chip Griffith. Honorary pallbearers were members of F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Gideons International, P.O. Box 212, Somerville, TN 38068, Fayette Baptist Church, 12465 Highway 64, Somerville, TN 38068 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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