Jerry Don Putman, age 74, passed away on Saturday, August 25 2018 in Irving, Texas, after a well fought battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
He was born on July 14, 1944 in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to parents Olvies Putman and Maurine Estelle Hatchett. Jerry graduated from Como High School in 1962. He then attended East Texas State University in Commerce, TX. Jerry began his career in the optical industry working for Southern Optical Corp and later became a Manufacturer’s Representative for several major optical companies.He married the love of his life, Kathy McKay, on June 26, 1981. Jerry was a great family man and a loving father.
He is preceded in death by his parent, Olvies and Maurine Hatchett Putman, of Sulphur Springs, Tx, his brother James Putman and sister Patsy Putman Johnson.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kathy McKay Putman; daughters, Chelsea Putman Hodges and husband, Blake of Stephenville, TX, Sophia Beaudin of Chester, NJ. Mary Beaudin of Colorado Spring, CO; grandchildren, Megan Carrigan, and Liam Shamhart.
No services are scheduled at this time. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation https://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/