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Larry Dee Putnam

March 17, 1940 ~ January 26, 2018 (age 77)

Chico ~ Larry Dee Putnam, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 26th.

Funeral is at Aurora Baptist Church, in Aurora TX, on Tuesday, January 30th at 2:00 p.m. with graveside at Aurora Cemetery. Visitation is at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur, TX on Monday, January 29th from 6 – 8 p.m.

Larry was born on March 17, 1940 to Alferd and Ruth Putnam in Greensburg, KS.  In 1945 the family moved to Colorado.  Larry attended schools in Wiley and McClave, graduating from McClave High School in 1958.  He was awarded a full scholarship in auto-mechanics and attended Pueblo Jr. College.  He graduated in 1960.  Larry is a Veteran of the Air Force.  He served from 1962 to 1966.  While serving his county, he was trained in electronics.  After his service, he took that training and applied it to a new career with Curtis Mathis.  He had a successful career with Curtis Mathis and eventually owned his own Home Entertainment Businesses.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, tinkering and learned how to fly his own airplane.  He enjoyed most of these hobbies in his retirement, with his companion Andrea.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Alferd Putnam; his twin brother Barry Putnam; his sister, Linda Putnam Miller.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his mother, Ruth Putnam of Las Animas CO, his companion of 12 years, Andrea Benthall of Aurora, TX; his son, Shad Putnam and wife Heather of Grain Valley, MO; his daughter, Nicole Moore and husband Troy of Platte City, MO; his sister, Lita Schaffer and husband Tom of Livermore CA; his grand children, Joshua, Megan, Ty, JD and great-grand daughter, Amelia.  Also left behind are numerous extended family members and a host of friends.

Donations may be made to Hospice Plus in Decatur, TX or a charity of your choice.

Hawkins Funeral Home Decatur

Decatur, Texas, 940-627-5959

www.hawkinsfuneralhome.com

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