Dateline: February 18, 2010

Marcus Eugene “Putty” Putman, 88, died Wednesday, February 10, 2010, in Clarendon.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2010, in the First Baptist Church in Claude with Rev. Dick Gravley, Pastor, officiating. Burial followed at Claude Cemetery in Claude. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mr. Putman was born March 14, 1921, in Goodnight to Marcus Lafayette and Cornette Clementine Brunson Putman and was a resident of Claude most of his adult life before returning to Clarendon three years ago. He was a graduate of Clarendon High School and Clarendon College where he was a member of the Bulldog basketball team. Shortly after college graduation, he went to work for TXDOT where he was employed until enlisting in the US Army Air Corp during World War II. After his discharge, he returned to work at TXDOT until retiring after 35 years of service. He married Jean George Cook on May 20, 1942, at Amarillo. She preceded him in death on January 26, 1994. He was a 64-year member of the Claude American Legion and a member of the First Baptist Church in Claude.

Survivors include one sister, Wilma Spier of Clarendon and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews, all of whom were very special to him.

The family suggests that memorial donations be to the Clarendon College Scholarship Fund, the Donley County Senior Citizens Association, or a favorite charity.

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