Dana D. Puckett, 76

Dana D. Puckett, 76, of Sherwood, Ohio, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023, in his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Dana was born June 16, 1946, in Grover Hill, Ohio, son of the late Harold and Mary (Barker) Puckett.  He attended Grover Hill High School.  Dana married Stella M. Rangel on April 1, 1965, in Payne, Ohio, and she survives.  He worked as a core setter at General Motors in Defiance, Ohio, for over 26 years.  In retirement, Dana worked as a laborer for Delaware Township, Defiance County.  Dana enjoyed watching NASCAR and participating in local demolition derbies, winning several competitions in the area over the years.  Dana was also an avid outdoorsman, and spent many hours in the woods, hunting and cutting firewood.

Dana is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Stella Puckett of Sherwood, Ohio; 4 children, Lynn Fulton of Sherman, Texas, Anna (Mike) Lyons of Bryan, Ohio, Paulette (Peter) Hill of Kerens, Texas, and Pamela (Jim Myers) Overmyer of Paulding, Ohio; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Karen Scott of Van Wert, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.  Dana was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Nikita Retcher; and two brothers, Larry and Virgil Puckett.

In honoring Dana’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services held at this time.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home & Crematory, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood, Ohio 43556.

Memorial contributions be directed to the Fort Defiance Humane Society, 7169 OH-15, Defiance, Ohio 43512.

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