Terrence Austin Puckett
January 20, 1940 - March 1, 2003
Photo taken in 1960
"Terrence Austin Puckett, 62, of Las Cruces, died in his sleep Saturday, March 1, 2003 at the Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission.
The Reverend Lester Heinzman will hold a memorial service for Terry at the Mission Chapel, 1050 West Amador, on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.
Terry served our community as Mission Manager from 1995 until he suffered his fourth stroke last November. He was slowly regaining his speech and physical skills through weekly therapy, but chronic congestive heart failure seems to have brought his life on earth to an end. Those who worked with him at the mission will sorely miss him. There are countless homeless whose lives were also blessed by knowing him.
Five children now living in Aurora, Colorado, and a brother who resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, survive him.
Final arrangements by Baca's Funeral Chapel are pending."
Terry's brother in Oklahoma writes, "My brother, Terrence (Terry) Austin Puckett's Obituary in the March 5th, 2003, edition of the Las Cruces Sun - News. Terry was the great-grandson of Richard and Mary (Polly) Ann Brooks Puckett, and grandson of Travis and Nancy Catherine Mayo Puckett, son of Richard Gerald and Mary Lillian May (Boteler) Puckett and my beloved brother!"