Veo Lamar Puckett(1929 - 2013)

Twin Falls, ID

Veo Lamar Puckett

Veo Lamar Puckett, beloved father, grandfather, brother and son, 83, left for Heaven Saturday evening, August 17, 2013 in Twin Falls, Idaho, with his daughter by his side. Veo was born December 7, 1929, in Sheridan, AR to the late Fred and Beatrice (Barnes) Puckett.

Veo graduated from C.K. McClatchy Senior High School on June 12, 1947. He was an outstanding athlete, with letters in swimming and track. After graduation, Veo joined the U.S. Navy and did two tours, totaling four years, proudly serving his country. After two honorable discharges from military service, Veo held a variety of jobs before beginning his favorite career as a truck driver and spent 36 years as a member of the Teamsters Union. A majority of those years were spent transporting produce throughout central California and provided Veo an opportunity to meet and make friends with countless people. Throughout Veo's life, he treasured time spent with his family and friends and was always ready for a rousing game of poker or a good horse race.

Veo is survived by his two beautiful children; daughter, Jennifer (Devon) Cruise of Jerome, ID and son, Jade (Tahnee) Puckett of Walnut Grove, MO; four amazing grandchildren, Bryon (Victoria), Taylor, Regan, and Jaelyn; his loving sister, Jeannette McConnell; cousins and life-long friends, Loran "Lefty" (Sandy) Sheppard and Bud (Shirley) Barnes; nieces and nephews, Jim (Dee), Roy, Carla, Rick, Troy and Cheryl; as well as numerous extended family members and longtime friends. Veo was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Sam; and nieces, Darla and Linda.

Memorial services for Veo L. Puckett will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, located south of Hansen, ID. Veo's ashes will be interred next to his former father-in-law and pastor, Keith Miller. Additionally, a memorial plaque will be placed on the "Wall of Remembrance" at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls, ID.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project and donation information can be found at

Services are under the direction of Trent Stimpson and staff at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave E in Twin Falls, ID.

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Funeral Home

Reynolds Funeral Chapel
2466 Addison Ave East Twin Falls, ID 833016762
(208) 733-4900

Published in The Salinas Californian on Aug. 30, 2013