Jesse Lemoyne Putney, 67, of Crossett passed away on August 2, 2019, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
He was born on February 4, 1952, in Whites, Arkansas, and was the son of the late George and Norma Johnson Putney.
Mr. Putney was in the 1970 class of T.W. Daniels and served honorably in the United States Army as a chemical equipment repairman. Following discharge, he began a 35-year career at the Georgia Pacific Chemical Plant, retiring as a supervisor.
Mr. Putney was a very talented man who loved the outdoors and was good at just about everything he did. He was a great fisherman, hunter, and a mechanic and enjoyed teaching his children, nieces, and nephews his talents. He could also cut hair, paint, and play guitar. He loved music and was a huge fan of Elvis Presley.
He pastored several churches over the years and studied his Bible often. He was extremely generous to his church and community and always patient and supportive with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ruby Jewel Paskel Putney; and four siblings, Bertha Jordan, Ola L. Putney, Madelene Putney, and Artrice James Putney.
He is survived by his five children, Scottie L. Putney (Renda) of Minden, Louisiana, Shawn Knight Beasley (Wayne) of Oakland, California, and Stedrick Putney, Sheldon “Peanut” Putney (Ellen Marie), and Seymour “Duke” Putney all of Crossett; four siblings, Norma J. Love of Crossett, Georgiann Curry of Rockford, Illinois, Ruth Pulliam (Gene) of Auburn Hills, Michigan, Marion Putney (Linda) of Rockford, Illinois; and a nephew who was raised as a brother, Glenn Antonio Newton (Mildred) of Crossett, along with 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Friday, August 9 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett.
A homegoing celebration will be held on Saturday, August 10 at 1 p.m. at the Living Word Church of God in Christ, 2109 S. Main St., Crossett, with Elder Greg Bridges officiating. Interment will follow at Ryles Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Cedric Tucker, Lawrence Tucker, Steven Paskel, Troy Paskel, Gregory Sledge, and Zachery Smedley. Honorary pallbearers are the T.W. Daniel Class of 1970.