Earl G. Putnam
June 28, 1931 – June 9, 2014
Major Earl G. Putnam (Retired) 82 years of age. Passed June 9th, 2014 in Orange City, Florida. Preceded in death by his father, Dave Oliver Putnam and mother, Theryn Macbee Putnam both of Eastland Texas. Survived by his wife of 62 years; Nell Frances Utley Putnam; three sons, Randall Putnam of Richmond, Virginia, Brad Putnam of Nashville, Tennessee and Shaun Putnam of Debary, Florida; one sister, Davita Havranek of Waco, Texas. He was born on June 28th, 1931 in Carbon, Texas. Major Putnam left home to join the U.S. Army in 1949. With over twenty years of service, he served with honor in Korea from 1950-1951 where he earned the Purple heart and Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf Cluster with Valor. He also served in Vietnam in 1965 where he was almost fatally wounded and received the Purple Heart, Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf Cluster with Valor and a Silver Star along with the distinguished Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palms. He also received over his illustrious Army career the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge (2d Award), National Defense Service Medal (2d Award), Vietnam Service Medal with One Campaign Star, Master Parachutist Badge, Parachutist Badge, Glider Badge, Army Commendation Medal and Legion of Merit. Visitation will be held from two until eight o’clock in the evening on Friday, the 13th of June, 2014 at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home. A funeral service with military honors will be held at eleven thirty in the morning on Saturday, the 14th of June, in Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall with visitation held from nine until the service time. Entombment to take place in Woodlawn’s Cross Mausoleum following the service.
- Visitation Friday, June 13, 2014
- Visitation Saturday, June 14, 2014
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 14, 2014
Earl G. Putnam
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July 6, 2014
DEAR AUNT FRAN AND COUSINSâ€¦.SO SORRY FOR THE FAMILYS LOSSâ€¦SWEET EARL G HE WILL BE MISSEDâ€¦MY PRAYERS ARE WITH EACH OF YOU
June 18, 2014
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
June 18, 2014
Putt has always been a good man. So sorry.
June 14, 2014
So sorry!! You are in my prayers. I loved Putt!!
June 14, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. God Bless you all.