Jesse Lemoyne Putney, 67, of Crossett died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born on Feb. 2, 1952, in Whites, to his parents George and Norma Johnson Putney. He was a 1970 graduate of T.W. Daniels and served honorably in the United States Army as a Chemical Equipment Repairman. Following discharge, he began a career at the Georgia Pacific Chemical Plant where he retired as a supervisor after 35 years. He was also pastor of several churches.
He is preceded in death by his parents and wife of 41 years, Ruby Jewel Paskel Putney; and four siblings, Bertha Jordan, Ola L. Putney, Madelene Putney and Artrice James Putney.
Survivors include five children, Scottie L. Putney and spouse Renda of Minden, La., Shawn Knight Beasley and spouse Wayne of Oakland, Calif., and Stedrick Putney, Sheldon “Peanut” Putney and spouse Ellen Marie, and Seymour “Duke” Putney, all of Crossett; four siblings, Norma J. Love of Crossett, Georgiann Curry of Rockford, Ill., Ruth Pulliam and spouse Gene of Auburn Hills, Mich., Marion Putney and spouse Linda of Rockford; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Homegoing Celebration was 1 p.m., Aug. 10 at the Living Word Church of God in Christ with Elder Greg Bridges officiating, followed by interment at Ryles Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Cedric Tucker, Lawrence Tucker, Steven Paskel, Troy Paskel, Gregory Sledge, and Zachery Smedley.
Honorary pallbearers were the T.W. Daniel Class of 1970.