Funeral services celebrating the life of Mr. Samuel William “Bill” Putnam, 90, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center in West Monroe, LA, with Rev. Chris Winterman and Rev. Jon Tellifero officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, LA, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.
Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center in West Monroe.
Mr. Putnam died July 29, 2022, after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Putnam was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in West Monroe, where he was a member of the choir and served on numerous administrative committees of the church. He and his children were owners of Jabar Corporation. He was a graduate of Texas A&I at Kingsville, now Texas A&M, where he was president of the student council, captain of the football team (1954-55), and a member of the ROTC. After college, he served in the Army as a Second Lieutenant, and then served in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years. He was also a very active member in Dixie Youth Baseball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Royal and Abby Putnam; his daughter, Angylyn Bagley, and four brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mrs. Betty Lott Putnam; Sons and daughters-in-law, John and Patricia Putnam, David and Ramona Putnam, Randy and Sylvia Putnam, and William and Julie Putnam;
Grandchildren, Daniel and Amber Putnam, Tyler Putnam, Jamie and Jordan Guillot, Katie Putnam, Betsy Putnam, Christina and Jay Bailes, Chloe and Danyl Sonnier, Jessica Putnam, Casey Freeman, Matylyn Bagley, Will Bagley, Chandler Putnam, Grace Putnam, and Parker Putnam; 10 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Putnam, Tyler Putnam, Parker Putnam, Chandler Putnam, Jay Bailes, and Jordan Guillot. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Ed Stinson Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be made to the Louisiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston, LA or to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home in Monroe, LA.