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Judson "Junior" Emmitt Putnam

January 13, 1947 — July 5, 2021

Judson "Junior" Putnam, Jr.
1947- 2021

Gastonia – Judson Emmitt "Junior" Putnam, Jr., 74, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2021 at the Robin Johnson House. He was born in Mecklenburg County, NC to the late Judson Emmitt Putnam, Sr. and Phyllis Goddard Putnam. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Silvia Annette Beard Putnam, who passed on May 4, 2019; and his sister, Pamela Putnam Gibson.

He was a member of Davis Memorial Baptist Church. Junior retired as a Correctional Officer for the State of NC with over 29 years of dedicated service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a past board member with the State Employee's Credit Union. Junior also served on the Union Road Fire Department and Mt. Holly Fire Department.

Survivors include his daughters, Melissa Wilson (Steve Haney) and Starlene Usher (Rob Usher); grandchildren, Deavin Wilson (Megan), and Brianna Chidester; great-grandson, Liam Wilson; his brother, Dennis Putnam and a sister, Karen Powers (James) as well as many extended family members and numerous nieces, nephews and church family.

The family will receive friends from 1:00p.m. until 2:00 pm prior to the Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 9th at Davis Memorial Baptist Church, 3358 Robinwood Road, Gastonia with Pastor Larry McAllister and Pastor Bruce Huffstetler officiating with Military Honors provided by the Gaston County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Robin Johnson House, c/o Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.
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