Jesse Lambert Puckett
Jesse Puckett, 92, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017, following an extended illness.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 12:00 pm until 1:45 pm. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, in the chapel. Wolf Funeral Services of Morton, was in charge of the arrangements.
Jesse Puckett was born in Smith county on December 28, 1924.
He was a lifelong resident of Forest, MS and was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
He settled his family in Forest in 1957 and began working in the poultry industry. After many years in sales, he founded his own company, Lambert Industrial Supplies.
Jesse was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Ladner Puckett in 2009, after 62 years of marriage; his parents, Ras Berry Puckett and Vidonia Smith Puckett; Brothers, Robert Luther Puckett, Simon Monroe Puckett, R.B. Puckett Jr., Daniel Webster Puckett, Percy Jewell Puckett, Robert Secil Puckett, Jimmy Troy Puckett; Sisters, Leatha Victoria Arender, Mary Lena Fortner, Lula Bell Hall, Lucy Victoria Puckett, Lillie Bee Arender.
He is survived by Sisters, Laverne Frith, Morton, MS, Lilla Lee Walsh, Johnson City, TN; Sons, Timothy L. Puckett, Forest, MS, Anthony J. Puckett (Beverly), Madison, MS; Daughters, Pam P. Jones, Forest, MS, Daphne P. Wilkerson (Rickey), Forest, MS; 7 Grandchildren, Nicole Puckett, Lance Puckett (Brandy), Richard Wilkerson (Thias), Jason Jones (Emily), Clint Wilkerson (Macy), Erica W. Stone (Matt), Elizabeth P. Jackson (Andy); 9 Great Grandchildren; Sidney Goodchild, Haley Puckett, Hayes Puckett, Liam Wilkerson, Kathleen Wilkerson, Magnolia Jones, Landrey Wilkerson, Audrey Jackson, Wilks Stone; 1 Great Great Grandchild, Remington Walker; Step Grandchildren, Grayson DeVito, Jack Houston, Karlee Harrison, Brantley Harrison.
Pallbearers: Lance Puckett, Richard Wilkerson, Jason Jones, Clint Wilkerson, Matt Stone,
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Blair E. Batson Hospital, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, telephone number, 1-601-815-8010 or 1-601-984-1000.