James T. Puckett age 84 years, of Ruth, Nevada, passed away February 28, 2014 in Ely, Nevada.  He was born February 9, 1930 in Helechawa, Kentucky to Bufford and Dovie May Puckett.

James moved to Ely in September of 1954 coming from Cincinnati.  He served in the U.S. Army for two and a half years and also served in the National Guard.  James married Betty Fipps on August 27, 1955 in Ely.  He retired as a heavy equipment operator for Kennecott Copper Corporation.   James was a past member of the White Pine Historical Car Club.  In James’s younger years he enjoyed paint by numbers art and was very meticulous.  He loved working on his 1947 Buick. He was an active church member all of his adult life and served on the board of elders for many years.  He was known for his deep faith and commitment to Jesus Christ.  James was a loyal husband, father and grandfather.

James is survived by his wife Betty Puckett of Ruth, NV; son Ken (Cheri) Puckett; daughter Shirley Rinell of Everett, WA; granddaughter Krystal Puckett of Ely; daughter-in-law Dahn Puckett of Ely; one brother; six sisters and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son Elmer Lee Puckett, one brother and one sister.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.