George Edward Puckett, 85, of Southern Pines, passed peacefully on Sept. 5th at Elmcroft Senior Living in Southern Pines.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 9th at 2:00 pm at Boles Funeral Homes in Southern Pines. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service.

George was born & raised in North Holston, VA, beginning March 24, 1934. He is survived by his loving wife Joan, their children and spouses, Mark, Lee & Sally, Kevin & Julie, Beth & Jon, his sister, Linda Moore, along with many, many very dear nieces, nephews & cousins. He was also the proud “Nuppie”, Grandpa and Pop-Pop to Andrew, Chris, Sarah, Rachel and T.J. He was preceded in death by his loving brother, Stuart & daughter – in – law, Cindy.

George spent the early years of his life growing up in the hills of Virginia, where he met the love of his life, Joan, when they were very young. They were married on July 2, 1955 in North Holston. George went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree of Science, with a major in engineering, from Emory & Henry College in 1956, and shortly thereafter started working for DuPont/Remington Arms in Richmond, VA. It was during one of his first assignments with Remington Arms, in Ilion, NY that he and Joan began the loving family they are so proud of today.

George thoroughly enjoyed a career with DuPont/Remington Arms for 35 years. He held positions in engineering, manufacturing, personnel, quality, safety and eventually, plant manager. Throughout his career, he would relocate to upstate New York, Connecticut, Arkansas and Pennsylvania; but it was his love for the game of golf & all things Southern that brought Joan and him to the Sandhills. The world was full of “good ladies” and “partners” that he met along his journey.

In addition to being a golfer, he was a woodworker, which is a skill he learned from this father. Over the years, he made many beautiful, hand-crafted pieces to include porch swings, cedar chests and baby cradles when his grandchildren were born. Also, for his grandchildren, he made baby doll high chairs & swings, piggy banks, and a “ride on” train. We are comforted in knowing that while Alzheimer’s may have clouded his memory, he never, ever forgot that he was loved and cherished by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to Operation Barbeque Relief or the Alzheimer’s Association

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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