Joel F. Puckett

Cathy Decker/Staff reporter
Joel F. Puckett

Joel F. Puckett, 49, of Millersburg died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at his home. A time of remembrance will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at the New Boston United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held immediately prior to services, beginning at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Joel Puckett Memorial Fund. Speer Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at

Joel Franklin Puckett was born on May 24, 1961 in Aledo to Jack and Peggy LeHew Puckett. He married the former Sandy Sowder on Jan. 17, 2007, in New Boston.

Joel loved spending time outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, mushrooming, paintballing, boating and muddin'. He also loved spending time with family and friends telling stories. A favorite pastime was karaoke.

Those left to cherish Joel's memory include his wife, Sandy; sons, Dustin Puckett and Aaron Kernan, of New Boston and Cody Puckett of Cartersville, Ga.; step-children, Danielle, Daniel, Dillon and Dalton Hutt of Millersburg; his parents, Jack (Peggy) Puckett of New Boston; brothers, Montie (Teresa) Schell; Jack E. "Gene" (Heather) Puckett and Rickie Puckett, all of New Boston and a sister, Monica (Dave) Ruddy of West Branch, Iowa.