Johnny Ray Putnam, 71, of Denver, NC passed away on October 30, 2016 Johnny was born on December 30, 1944 in Concord, NC to the late John Dubois Putnam and Irene Redwine Marcum.
Johnny Ray, also known as “Putt”, was highly respected in the world of Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He enjoyed working as Sales Manager at Carolina Harley Davidson of Gastonia NC for 15 years and spent countless years drag-racing Hot Rods and motorcycles. He was a corvette enthusiast. Putt loved all things fast and never met a stranger. He was an avid animal lover who bred Doberman Pinschers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Mastiffs. He will be deeply missed by all of us for the rest of our days.
Besides his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by his step-mother Myrtle Putnam, brothers Jerry McCullen & William McCullen
Johnny is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Betty Huntley Putnam; sister Terri Estes; brothers Jimmy Mullis, Jimmy, Tommy and Teddy McCullen; daughters Kimberly Rae Burnitt (husband Russell), Angela Renee Putnam, and Josie Ray Putnam; sons John Ray Putnam(wife Marie) and Christopher Ray Putnam- all of the Charlotte area; granddaughters, Heather Rae, Kristen Ashley, Bonnie Nicole, MacKenzie Rae; grandsons Christopher Dylan, Johnny Ray, Damon Kane, and the newest addition, great-grandson, Damien Alistair. Our worlds have been forever changed with the loss of our wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
A Celebration of Johnny’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Kingfisher Shelter at Lake Norman State Park .759 State Park Road Troutman, NC 28166
The Good Samaritan Funeral Home in Denver, NC. is serving the Putnam Family
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