Gregory Miller Puckett, age 23, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 3, 2018, in Starkville, MS, Funeral services will be Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chad Kingsbury officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory 2nd Ave. location is in charge of arrangements. Miller was born September 21, 1994, in Columbus, MS, to George Gregory “Greg” and Raquel Rond Puckett of Columbus, MS. He was a 2013 graduate of Heritage Academy where he excelled in sports. Miller was all conference in football and played on the 2012 state championship team. As a sophmore, Miller was the 100 meter sprint state champion. His senior class voted him Most Likely to be Remembered and Class Clown. Miller attended Mississippi State University where he pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and attended First United Methodist Church. Miller loved the outdoors, had a contagious smile, enjoyed hugs, and loved his boys. Miller was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Willis N. Puckett, II, and maternal grandfather, Malcom Rond. In addition to his parents, survivors include his brother, Ricky Puckett and his wife Carly of Columbus, MS, sisters, Stacey Puckett of Columbus, MS, and Davie Ann Puckett Sellers and her husband Kyle of Hattiesburg, MS, paternal grandmother, Marilyn Miller Garner and her husband Bobby of Columbus, MS, maternal grandmother, Ann Roach and her husband Sidney of Houston, TX, and nephews, Atticus Joel Puckett, Willis N. Puckett, III, and Camp Sellers. Pallbearers will be Cade Lott, Taylor Fields, Hudson Bean, David Hardy, Aaron Studdard, Matthew Morrison, Bill Phillips, Brad Dickey, Tyler Marchek, Sawyer Perkins, Lawson Peel, Clark Atkins, Evan McElrath, Tyler Sundman, Glenn Akins, Jeb Stevens, Lou Adams, Ben Hargrove, Gage Long, and Steele Henderson. Honorary pallbearers will be classmates at Heritage Academy, friends at Mississippi State, and all the many friends that Miller loved and enjoyed. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Youth Program, P.O. Box 32, Columbus, MS, 39703, or Heritage Academy Sports Boosters, 625 Magnolia Lane, Columbus, MS, 39705.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on February 9, 2018
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