OBITUARY

Clinton Alan Putman

October 14, 1963November 22, 2018
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Clinton Alan Putman, age 55 of Athens, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at North AL Specialty Hospital in Athens. Mr. Putman was born October 14, 1963 in Madison County to Lewis and Polly Putman. He taught school for 10 years. He was a science teacher and girls’ soccer coach at Ardmore High School. Before teaching school he was in the heating and cooling business. He also built custom pool cues. Survivors include his parents, his wife of 31 years, Patricia Westmoreland Putman, two sons, Frank Grant Putman and John Lewis Putman both of Athens; two brothers, Edward Putman and wife Tracey of Arab, AL; Jason Putman and wife Kathy of Hazel Green, AL; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Henry Fudge officiating. Visitation will be Monday, November 26, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Kirsch, Joe Schifano, Joe Schifano, IV, Adam Wright, Daniel Dawson and Ted Loggins. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Ardmore Girl's soccer team.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Chapel Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

Clinton Alan Putman

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Ashley Still

December 2, 2018

Coach , was such a wonderful teacher and all around person. I had him when he taught at Priceville, and though me and my friends were a bit wild and silly , he embraced us for who we were and laughed and joked with us on the daily . We actually called him P diddy , instead of coach putman and he was okay with that . He was definitely one of the teachers I will forever remember and be grateful for . You all will be in my prayers for the days to come. Coach p diddy , you will be missed ! #classof2010

Nicole Mitchell

November 28, 2018

Coach Putman taught me so many life lessons and was always there when I just needed to talk. He was there for me when my dad passed away and always knew what to say to cheer me up!! I visited with him a few times since graduation and we always just picked up where we left off. He would ask me if I had read “The Energy Bus” yet and told me i needed to read it that he loved that book.

forever in my heart Coach Putman, you meant so much to me.

Love, Nicole

Camille Crosby

November 27, 2018

Coach Putman was the man who taught me to be myself and get out there. I remember the time I would visit his room and drop something off and then we would end up having a 30 minute long talk as my teacher asked me what took me so long. He believed in me, he was tough on me but only because he knew that I would grow and flourish. I had left Ardmore when Putman passed away, but I've been here for everything because all of us were like family on the AHS Soccer Team.
I send prayers to the loved ones and best wishes!

Love, Camille

You changed my life like no one had before!

Sarah Hammett

November 26, 2018

I unfortunately never had the opportunity to meet Clint, but feel as if I got to know him through his wife, Patti. From what I heard, he was a great family man. Putman family, my heart goes to you.
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2Corinthians 4:18

Brandon Rice

November 26, 2018

I am the girls' soccer coach at West Morgan. I had the opportunity to coach against Coach Putman for many years. He was a great coach that cared deeply about the kids at Ardmore HS. Not only was he a great coach, but he was a great guy as well. I enjoyed getting to know him and this breaks my heart for his family, his community, and his team. He will be greatly missed.

My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Brandon Rice
Lady Rebels Soccer

Cierra Getz

November 26, 2018

He was like my best friend he was always there for me, he was also a really good soccer coach he told me "all was keep your head up" he inspired me to be the best I can be I miss you alot Thank You for everything

Hunner Creel

November 26, 2018

Coach Putman was not only a coach or a teacher, he was an inspiration to not only me but I know to several other students not just at Priceville. I wasn’t sure I was going to like you that day the first day in biology as you were subbing in for a maternity leave for my teacher. But as the year went on, I come to love you. And then I hated to see you go at the end of the year; just to find out you were actually staying. You were my science teacher of all sciences from freshman to my junior year when unfortunately you were pinkslipped. Within those 3 years, no you were not just a science teacher, but instead you became a person that I could easily go to for anything. EVEN IF you did take up my phone that one time . You still gave it back after the end of the day.

Coach putman’s family, I am so so sorry for your loss, but I am so incredibly thankful for the opportunity to know him. Mr. P thank you. Thank you so much for touching not only my life but others around me .

Rita Casey

November 26, 2018

I attended Buckhorn with Clint and graduated with his brother, Ed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family who is loved my so many. We've been planning our 40-year class reunion which caused me to pull out the yearbooks. As I reflected on my high school days and perused my annuals I came across Clint's picture. His picture just made me smile and that pretty much sums up the memories I have of him. He was such a good person and always made those around him smile or laugh. Another friend posted this on my Facebook page: Keith Pylant : Clint was a good boy & grew up to be a great man some where around the 3rd grade at Brownsboro middle he blacked my eye & I bloodied his nose 2 days later we shook hands then hugged it was squashed. Him & his family was one of many that took care of me when I was little, feeding me when I was hungry YUM YUM Polly made the best pinno beans & corn bread. No parent should have to bury child & I know for a fact if Clint could make 1 wish he would wish for his parents not to have to witness & suffer from his premature passing. Our beloved is only sleeping & Heaven gets quite the ANGLE. I love ya man you will be missed, God bless him & all his friends & FAMILY.

Doug Swafford

November 26, 2018

Clint and I went to school together and graduated from Buckhorn High.
We played 8ball and 9ball against each other in the billiards league in Hsv. He made my cue which I still use today. We always had fun whenever we were togther.
He was a great guy and friend. Those who were lucky enough to have met him and know him were truly blessed.
He will be greatly missed.

Kaitlyn Uhl

November 25, 2018

My favorite memory with Coach Putman is when I would walk down the hall and he would see me and say Kat! Then we would give each other a highfive. Thanks for believing in me and I promise to play my hardest and leave it all on the field for you. Thanks for showing me my love for soccer. You will be missed Love, Kat, GO TIGERS!!

Biography

Clinton Alan Putman, age 55 of Athens, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at North AL Specialty Hospital in Athens.
Mr. Putman was born October 14, 1963 in Madison County to Lewis and Polly Putman. He taught school for 10 years. He was a science teacher and girls’ soccer coach at Ardmore High School. Before teaching school he was in the heating and cooling business. He also built custom pool cues.
Survivors include his parents, his wife of 31 years, Patricia Westmoreland Putman, two sons, Frank Grant Putman and John Lewis Putman both of Athens; two brothers, Edward Putman and wife Tracey of Arab, AL; Jason Putman and wife Kathy of Hazel Green, AL; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Henry Fudge officiating. Visitation will be Monday, November 26, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Kirsch, Joe Schifano, Joe Schifano, IV, Adam Wright, Daniel Dawson and Ted Loggins.