Henry Lewis Putt
Henry Lewis Putt, best known as H.L., of Humphrey and recently DeWitt, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 2, 2023, at Baptist-Health in Stuttgart. He was surrounded by his family as he went to meet Jesus during his sleep.
H.L. is survived by his high school sweetheart, his wife of 55 years, Helen Hobbs Putt; two sons, Rodney Putt and wife Brenda of Baytown Texas, and Mike Putt and wife Claire of Austin, Arkansas; one daughter, Shannon Bobo and husband Steve of DeWitt, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren, Dylan, Austin, Caleb, Ethan, Allison, Madeline, Eveline, Alana, Connor, Henry Luke, Elizabeth, Wyatt and Evan; and one great-grandchild, Carolyn Putt; two aunts, Annabelle Flannery of Stuttgart and Dorothy McCarty of Humphrey; a dear life-long friend who was a brother to him, Garry Alverson and wife Deloris of Humphrey; and a host of extended family and friends.
H.L. was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on March 28, 1947, to Elvin and Fern Putt, who preceded him in death. He was raised on a farm and worked every day alongside his father. He knew the meaning of hard work and what was most important in life, God, and family. He was a 1965 graduate of Humphrey High School. He then went on to graduate from Pine Bluff Vo-Tec school with a degree in Drafting. He was then drafted into the United States Army where he proudly served his country. He worked as a draftsman, engineer, and after 47 years he retired from Riceland Foods as the Purchasing manager in 2020.
H.L. was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church where he severed as a deacon. H.L. will always be remembered as a fierce friend, loving, devoted, and cherished husband, father, and grandfather. His favorite pass time was fishing and walking the land he grew up on with his grandsons telling them stories of his youth and sharing pearls of wisdom that every man should know. His favorite thing was spoiling his grandchildren, at any given time you could find him in his rocking chair holding one and watching cartoons or taking a nap. He loved to laugh and joke with everyone. He has left a beautiful memory to all those that knew him and will live on in the hearts of his children and grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Chris Morgan for his unfailing care, advice, and compassion. Also, to the precious nurses at Baptist-Health in Stuttgart for their unmatched kindness and care.
Visitation was held on Monday, March 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Turpin Funeral Home.
Funeral services, officiated by Garry Alverson, were Tuesday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart. Burial will follow at Frazier Cemetery in Humphrey.
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