Charles E. Putman
January 13, 1936 – March 18, 2020
CHARLES E. PUTMAN, 84, passed into eternal life on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. He was born on January 31, 1936, in Ohio to DeLloyd and Florence (Scheidt) Putman. Charlie grew up in Ohio City, remembered there for his loyal friendships, lighthearted humor, and athletic prowess. He married his sweetheart Pat in 1958 and they have lived in Fort Wayne for the last 61years. Charlie was an outstanding barber, a true master at his craft. He will long be remembered by his customers, not only for his great haircuts, but more importantly for his warm greeting, smiling eyes, and engaging personality. Charlie was a devoted friend who jumped at any opportunity to help a buddy complete a project or solve a problem. Caring for those around him was just a natural behavior for Charlie, demonstrated in the countless times he would shovel a neighbor’s sidewalk, trim their bushes, or quietly deliver some other random act of kindness. He took great pride in staying physically fit - still winning bench press competitions well into his 70’s - and tremendously valued the camaraderie with his many workout partners. Most of all, Charlie was deeply committed to his family. Everyone who knew Charlie could see in him the love, respect and admiration that he had for his dear wife Pat and their beloved daughters. Surviving are his wife, Patricia (Foley) Putman, daughters Sherri Reitzug (Chris) and Kelly Rohrbacher (Brock) and 4 grandchildren. Charlie was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jay and Ron Putman. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Kingston at DuPont Memory Care. Due to the current restrictions on gatherings, Funeral Services will be limited to immediate family members only. A memorial celebration will be planned at a later date. D O McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral 4017 Maplecrest Road in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, www.therescuemission.net or Samaritan’s Purse, www.samaritanspurse.org To sign the online guestbook, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
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Charles E. Putman
March 24, 2020
I HAD ALOT OF RESPECT FOR CHARLES, WHEN I WAS IN 6TH GRADE HE WAS A SENIOR ON THE BASKETBALL TEAM. HE WAS A VERY GOOD PLAYER AND HE HIT A BASEBALL FARTHER THEN ANYONE ELSE. HIS MOTHER WAS MY 3RD GRADE TEACHER AND CHARLES WAS ALOT LIKE HER. I MOVED TO INDIANA IN 1961 AND WENT TO HIS BARBER SHOP WITH MY INSURANCE PARTNER JIM ASH. THE WORLD WAS A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE OF CHARLES; IT WAS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SEE HIM.
March 21, 2020
Here is a picture of Charlie giving my son Grant (who turns 21 today) his first haircut. When I was in high school and hurt my neck he would come to our house to cut my hair. Truly a great barber and even better man.
March 20, 2020
I had the pleasure of working alongside Charlie for 12 years. He taught me a lot about barbering and more importantly how to treat clients. There was never a dull moment and to this day I still can’t tell a joke, even after hearing Charlie tell thousands of them! And let’s not forget all the different ways to eat peanut butter!! I truly enjoyed every minute I spent with him. You will be greatly missed!
March 19, 2020
Thanks for being the coolest Dude a kid could be around, my prayers and thoughts to Aunt Pat and the girls