Dortha Jean “Dorothy” Puckett

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dortha Jean “Dorothy” Puckett, 80, of Leachville, passed from this life Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Everett Levi and Reba McPike Stockinger and had been a lifelong resident. She attended Leachville Schools, was a homemaker and was the office manager for Thomas Puckett Trucking Company of Leachville for many years. ”Dorothy” enjoyed traveling and family gatherings. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leachville. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, John Thomas Puckett; one daughter, Sherrie Shepard; one grandson, Michael Dunn; three brothers, Floyd Stockinger, Glenn Stockinger, Terry Stockinger; and one sister, Mary Ann Puckett.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Thomas “Tom” Puckett of the home; four sons, Everett Puckett of Houston, Texas, Curtis Puckett (Angie), Larry Puckett (Jackie) and Yancy Puckett, all of Leachville; four daughters, Darlene Dunn (Barry) of Manila, Dianah Rowan (Kenny) of Jonesboro, Zenia Fortson of Leachville and Terrie McCormick of Kennett; one sister, Shirley Coulson (Charles) of Dowagiac, Mich. She also leaves 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Pastor David Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Leachville Cemetery. 

Serving as active pallbearers will be Travis Craine, Manuel Meza, Harley Harvey, Frankie Pierce, Paul Kennett, Brian Rose and Hugh Wayne Rose. The family will receive visitors Friday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home. 

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