Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

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Dwain Alden Putnam Jr.

6 June, 195217 May, 2020

Dwain Alden Putnam was born on June 6, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island and passed away on May 17, 2020 in Harker Heights, Texas and is under the care of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life Service @ a Later Date.

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Dwain Alden Putnam Jr.

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Donna Scully

28 May 2020

I have been searching for words to say to you all. I never met Dwain but we were fb friends for almost a decade. I am shook by his passing. A man among men, an honest, kind hearted, hard working man. A man of honor, a rarity. A great dad as apparent by the posts of his daughters and a great brother and friend. I feel this loss, and my heart and prayers are with you all. He touched my heart, and it doesn’t seem right that the birds are still chirping and life goes on, when this one in a million outstanding man has died. The world has lost out. Love to you all. 💜

Amy Putnam Miner

24 May 2020

Family, despite miles or meetings was clearly so important to sweet cousin Dwain. From the first time we spoke on the phone, to our first meeting in person, I could feel his love! My dad was so happy that we found the contact info for Dwain and Roy and all the cousins. I know that my sweet dad, Uncle Hal, and Uncle Dwain and Grandpa Roy are all swapping some good stories right now at their reunion in Heaven. I am so grateful and honored to carry on Dwains wish of keeping the family in touch and getting to know all of those he loved so dearly. I will miss my phone calls with you Dwain! Love, Amy

Jason Perreault

23 May 2020

Uncle D
Never met anyone like you . So nice and calm, always had a smile. I grow up looking up to you . Loved to visit you in Germany when we was kids. Every time I would pass by your house I would smile and say to myself thats My Uncle D . I would always look to see if you was home . I would see you at lions park walking , or at HEB, or Walmart. I will continue looking for you Sir . I love you and will miss you for ever

Tom Whipple

23 May 2020

I grew up with Dwayne, I spent a summer with the family after my family moved from Chula Vista to Washington. One found memory I have of your dad was going on his paper route with him in his old Volvo, throwing newspapers out the window onto customers lawns. What a great time it was to be a kid in the 60’s. I am sorrowed by his passing, please accept my condolences.
Tom Whipple

Chris Whipple

23 May 2020

Our deepest condolences and sympathy go out to you all. I never met your dad, but my husband Tom’s family were part of the navy family of Chula Vista. The wives all watched over each other and their kids. Tom’s mom Louise spoke fondly of your dad. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. By the postings he made on Facebook, he loved his childhood and was deeply proud of you all. I will miss seeing the pride he showed when he posted pictures of you. Hugs from our family to yours.

Monty May

22 May 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dwain. We worked together in Lawton, Oklahoma at Coca-Cola. He was such a cool guy. Gone too soon! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Twila Pratt

22 May 2020

Daddy, I love you. You have always been my Rock, the center of my world. When I needed someone to talk to, you always answered your phone. When I needed help moving, you were there. When I would call complaining about the train that’s making me late, you told me you called the train company just so I would laugh.

I have learned so much from you. I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today without you kicking me in the behind.

I have so many memories of us. From when I was a little girl and we would go camping, volksmarching hundreds of miles, And awesome adventures on trains. To recent, when we would go on Twila and Daddy only dates, or walk around the park just to get daddy’s steps in. When I would visit and wake up super early only to find dad sitting in his rocking chair, drinking his coffee, looking up at me saying, “good morning beautiful”. Even if I looked like a hot mess, he would tell me how beautiful I was and how proud he is to be my dad. It always teared me up when I had to leave after my short visits, but I knew I was always welcome back.

I miss you daddy. I will forever cherish your love and our time together.

Mercedez Morrison

22 May 2020

I never met him, but I met his daughter. He must have been a sweet kind hearted person to have helped raise such a sweet girl. RIP.

Ann Pierro Fair

22 May 2020

Dwain, you will be remembered always, for you had a sweet, kind heart and that will always be remembered in my heart! So very sad you left way too soon! You will be missed by many I’m sure.....❤️

Tiffany Putnam-Turner

22 May 2020

My daddy was my world. My rock and my best friend. We always had our adventures either it's our dinner dates every Wednesday and our Saturday breakfast. My papa always was there for me. He had the biggest heart of gold. I love my papa to the moon and back.