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Robert E. Puckett Sr., 85, of St. Joseph, Mo.

Robert E. Puckett Sr., 85, formerly of Troy, Kansas passed away peacefully at his home in Elwood, Kansas on December 4, 2017.

Posted: Dec 7, 2017 12:35 PM

Robert E. Puckett Sr., 85, formerly of Troy, Kansas passed away peacefully at his home in Elwood, Kansas on December 4, 2017.

Robert was born on May 2, 1932 to Sylvester Ralph and Lena (Mozingo) Puckett in Ravenwood, Missouri.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He married Helen Marie Duncan on January 4, 1955 in Troy, Kansas. They were married for 53 years. She preceded him in death on November 29, 2008. During their marriage they lived in California and Minnesota before moving back to Troy in 1970. Robert worked many factory jobs, but, started as an over the road truck driver in 1963 and for over 45 years that was his career of choice. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the casino and his two favorite bars, First and Last Chance and The Neighborhood.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, wife, sisters, Margaret, Cora, Donna and brothers, Bill, James and Spud.

He is survived by two Daughters; Joann Smith (Dennis) of Elwood, Kansas; Rebecca Franken (Mike) of Topeka, Kansas. One son, Robert E. Puckett Jr. of Elwood, Kansas.

Four Grandchildren; Wendi Smith (Chris Miller) of Elwood, Kansas; Jeff Smith of St. Joseph, Missouri; Caitlyn and Colton Franken of Topeka, Kansas. Six Great-grandchildren; Trenton & Kassydee Smith, Raini Smith and Sunni Smith-Miller, Miranda and Tsali Franken. Sisters, Joyce, Anna and Connie. Brothers, George, Jerry, Larry, Raymond, Hubert and Ralph Curtiss. Niece, Carol Sigrist, who helped with his care and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Service: 11:30 A.M. Saturday, December 9, 2017.

At the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy, Kansas.

Visitation: 6:30-8:30 Friday evening at the funeral home, where friends may call after 9 A.M. Friday.

Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery, Troy, Kansas.

Memorials: St. Croix Hospice, Robert Puckett Memorial Fund or the Elwood United Community Church.

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