Dorothy Davenport Puckett passed into heaven on August 17, 2018 at 9:56 am. She fought a courageous 10-year battle against Dementia, and today is perfected in her heavenly home. She was 88 years old.
Dorothy lived in Amarillo, Texas for 68 years. She was born on June 14, 1930 to Robert and Dexie Davenport in McMinnville, Tennessee. Dorothy moved to Amarillo, Texas with her husband Gene Gillette in 1950, working as a delivery nurse at Northwest Texas Hospital. She was hired by the firm of Dr. Howard E. Puckett, Dr. EA Rowley & Dr. Kenneth Flamm, where she worked as their office manager until retirement in 1985. She divorced from Gene Gillette in 1968, and married Dr. Howard E. Puckett on December 7, 1976. They remained married until Dr. Puckett’s passing on August 18, 1989.
Dorothy was a proud recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award from her Rotary Club. She received numerous distinctions as a realtor, while balancing her efforts with ownership in Puckett Antiques on 6th Street.
Her greatest love was teaching Sunday School, and sharing her faith with others. She was first a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, teaching classes with a number of Air Force young couples, with whom she has remained lifelong friends. She would later join First Baptist Church in 1964 and she has remained a member up until her passing.
She is preceded in death by her Husband Dr. Howard E. Puckett 08-18-1989.
She is survived by her son Greg Gillette, his wife Jane, and son Jacob Gillette, all of Amarillo, Texas. Her sister Ruby Newby and her husband Wayne in Decatur, Alabama; four nieces, Terri Patterson and her husband Larry of Decatur, Alabama, Becky Bryars and her husband Rev. Jim Bryars of Mobile, Alabama, Lesa Minton and her husband Bill of Decatur, Alabama, and Andrea Newby Bolton and her husband David of Decatur, Alabama.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas with Dr. Howard Batson officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
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