Ronald Daniel Puckett March 16, 1965 - August 15, 2017

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Ronald Daniel Puckett passed away early Tuesday morning at his home with the love of his life Kevin St. Clair by his side.

Ronald was preceded in death by his brother L. Kevin Puckett his paternal grandparents Roosevelt Puckett and Ocie E. Puckett, his maternal grandparents Col. Audrey D. Tolley and Emelene Z. Tolley, His Uncle Roderick Tolley and his Aunt Iva Lee Walston. Surviving are his Husband Kevin St. Clair, his parents Leslie A. Puckett and Rebecca L. Puckett, his sister-in-law Marla Adelman Puckett, his niece Abigail Puckett, and his aunt Reva Faye Hawkes. Also surviving are his special cousins, Neda, Patricia, Brenda,Judy, Janet and Bobbi, who were just like Sisters to him. Also surviving are two special friends, his Godmother Carrie Curtis and Melissa Rowe his college roommate. Ronald graduated from Ferguson High school in Newport News, Va and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. He was a longtime employee of Solomon Brothers Jewelers in Atlanta, Ga.

Ronald will be remembered for his love of people, his wit, his charm and most of all his kindness. He was loved by all who knew him. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday August 23rd 2017 at Briarcliff United Methodist Church in Atlanta Ga. at 4:00 PM. The church is located at 4105 Briarcliff Rd Atlanta, Ga 30345.

A reception will be held at his home following the service at 1063 Vista Trail NE Atlanta, Ga

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  1. You certainly made my life a better place. You never would let me be down and would turn my frown around. Always up for a practical joke and making everyone smile and laugh. I miss hearing you say “I love you today” and that impish grin as you would put something in someones purse. Love you always my dearest husband.

  2. Ron I will forever have you in my heart! You made my life happier. You heart and funny character will never be forgotten. We will miss you so much. Love you.

  3. Ron, you loved SO BIG, and the impact of that love, your smile and that little twinkle in your eye will continue to resonate in this world forever. Save me a little sip of whiskey…until we cheers again one day. We will miss you. ♡

  4. Although time and distance seemed to separate us, we will never forget the time we spent with Ron and Kevin on a cruise years ago when Joseph and I gathered with them every evening to share common interests, to listen to one another, to encourage one another. Nor will we ever forget our visit to their home in Atlanta and their welcoming and sincere love for us and the fiends we brought with us – a couple they met for the first time and treated like family! Ron and Kevin were and are a special couple: their love will never end. Ron was a very special person. Kevin, please accept our deepest condolences and our love.

  5. “Grief never ends, but it changes–it’s a passage–not a place to stay.
    Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith–it is the price of
    love.” Anon.
    We thought these words were inspirational in our time of need.
    We will love you, Ron……..Mom and Big Daddy

  6. Spontaneous friendship … this is how we would like to define our bond with Kevin and Ron. Introduced to each other by common friends and now neighbors …. our visits were always very “impromptu”. They were always very improvised. They were always extremely pleasant, relaxed and friendly. You guys opened your home to us (and our horse-sized dogs) countless times and Ron was always there to make sure everyone was happy and comfortable. Extremely easy to talk to with a very quick and witty sense of humor. We love you both ….. many condolences to you Kevin, yours and Ron’s family as well. Hugs and kisses ….

  7. i only met you twice but both times i found a loving and caring person rip buddy you will be missed by all who loved you

  8. Ronnie, I met you at your grandparents home over 20 years ago. The love and care you gave them showed me the type of person you were. You were so kind to me and it was never forgotten. I loved your grandmother and I loved you. I will miss you!

  9. Becky and Les, Words are so difficult at a time like this. Your loss of Ron is so tragic!! May Jesus give you strength in the week too come. Les you and Becky have had too much pain with the loss of both your sons. My prayers are with you!!


  10. We will miss you Ronnie, one of the Kelso Kids, we had so many good times growing up together, those memories will always be with me. Les and Becky ours hearts are breaking for you!

  11. Heaven has gained another angel. Ronnie, we will miss you so much. You touched so many people’s lives and none so much as mine. The only person that called me “Marley” and could get away with it. Rest in peace, Brother ❤️

  12. Les and Becky I pray God be with you both. To lose two sons is so heart breaking. Hold tight your memories and know you were blessed to have had them both in your life. They were also blessed to have you and Becky as their parents.

  13. Les and Becky so sorry for your loss
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you both as you go through this sorrow

    Don and Ann Collins

  14. My dear friend Ron….my best friend of 30 years….you are irreplaceable and will forever be in my heart. Who will play all those practical jokes on me such as taping my underwear on the bathroom mirror when I FINALLY had a cute date over in college. Wondered why he ran out so quickly and never came back! Who will I call every day to just leave a 2 minute message that is really about…..well….nothing. Ron always knew how to turn any sad or difficult situation around to make you smile. I have learned a lot from him….. to be kind, selfless, loving and to always keep humor in your life. He has enriched my life in more ways than I could even begin to put down on paper. I can’t imagine life without him as there will always be a big void that I will have to learn to fill with fond memories. I don’t think he ever realized that 30 years ago, as I approached him at the health club in a full leopard leotard with 80’s hair, to tell him that yes, I was in need of a roommate in college also, that we would be friends for life. I am so very fortunate to have had such a quality friendship with him for all these years. My heart breaks for everyone that knew him. What a special and fabulous human being.

    Melissa (AKA – Weaselette)

  15. Matt and I were so lucky to have known you, Ron. Kevin, Les, Becky, Jim, extended family and friends, you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May Ron’s memory be a blessing.

  16. My prayers are with you Kevin, Ron was a one of kind guy, always smiling and in a good mood that was contagious, He will be missed but above all, he will be remembered and loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Rest in Peace Ron….

  17. Ron,
    We really enjoyed getting to know you when you visited PA, and again in Atlanta. You are the nicest (and funniest) person ever. We will truly miss you!!!

  18. It was an honor to have been a part of Ron’s life. As someone who helps to take care of those with cancer, Ron was such a gracious person, in all ways – .and although I am saddened, my memories of him will always bring warmth to my heart and a smile to my face.

    I know he will be missed.
    Always Necia

  19. Every time I saw him, he was laughing and smiling, even when I knew he was actually pissed off. He always managed to find the humor in everything. He was the closest I’ve ever known to someone I would define as “happy go-lucky”. He was kind and generous, and when he asked you how you were, he really wanted to know. Even though life has gotten in the way, and I haven’t seen him very much over the past few years, I very much treasure the times we did have. The Christmas parties were legendary! I will hold both of them in my heart forever.

  20. Ron may be physically gone from this Earth, but his love and spirit will always be with you, my dear Kevin. 😔❤️

  21. Thank you Ron for making our lives brighter with your beautiful smile!
    I’ll never forget the Christmas dinner you guys brought me when I had to work!
    Heaven has a new wonderful soul.

  22. What an incredible testimony of so many lives who were touched by a one-of-a-kind friend, husband, son, cousin, nephew and brother. Anyone who had the incredible blessing of knowing Ron Puckett was a better person because of it. Simply put, God outdid himself when he gave us you. <3 The constant, selfless outpouring of love, empathy, care, and compassion he extended to all who knew him, mixed in with some dang good jokes and serious wit, all account for the steady tears that stream down our faces. Adored, loved, and missed, there will only be one Ron. Fly high, sweet friend. Kevin is so right…our loss is Heaven's gain. "Continue to shine bright as you sort of had a knack for doing here on earth any time you stepped foot into a room…" Kevin, all my love. Always.

  23. Ron,
    While we met you relatively briefly on that cruise a few years back we were both blown away with the love and kindness both you and Kevin showed. I have never met a warmer person. The world has lost a beautiful soul.

  24. You smile and laugh always made everyone so happy.
    God has a special place for you and your generous spirit.
    Peace be with you

  25. Our deepest sympathy to our neighbors and friends Les and Becky. May God hold you both tightly through this tremendous loss.

  26. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ron’s love, Kevin, and his family. He will be missed by so many people whose lives he touched in his lifetime. I have not known him but for a short time but have seen the love he gives to others and how they have loved him back. May the depth of our faith and the love of those who share in his loss give comfort to all in this time of sadness.

  27. It wasn’t long ago that we were celebrating being cancer free, what a happy time but so short lived. I’ll always remember Ron smiling with a willing hand out when you needed it. He encouraged me to stop by and visit his family on my way back & forth from NY to Georgia. Sadly, I never got to do that. Rest with the angels, Ron.

  28. Thd last memory I have is that proud grin when you came home from your trip to visit the Canfield Fair. It was a grin that said “you know Kevin loves the fair so I had to get him back ” . He loved you so much. He will forever live in your heart and the many great memories you created together. Remember , Kevin, we are all here for you .

  29. In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to Rons family and friends my heartfelt condolences.

  30. My deepest sympathies to Kevin, Les & Becky, Marla & Abbey, and all Ron’s friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Ron a few times and heard many stories about him from Marla. May you find comfort in your happy memories and in the promise of eternal life. God bless, Karen Darby

  31. Ron, you always had a sparkle in your eyes, an open heart, loving nature, and quick wit. You were cute as could be, and 100% loveable. So grateful to have known you, even for a short while….

  32. I remember the very first time I saw Ron ” Hamsterhead Puckett , I was at a small bar in Midtown with a friend and I looked across the bar and said to myself…I’m going get to know that cutie pie. And the friend I was with said oh I know him, I’ll introduce You to him. That blond surfer dude hair and dark tan and big brown eyes and always walked like he was sucking in his stomach to make them look like 6 packs. I asked him his last name and he said Pukay. Ron Pukay? I believed him for about 6 months till he finally fessed up. A real jokester, and very mischievous! Always a prank or a fractured joke. We had a first date and ate twinkles HoHos and chips dip and cokes and watched Weird Science. Him on one end of the sofa, me on the other. Buy the end of the movie we were holding hands.The best date ever! I had 12 wonderful years together. Financed the house a cat and a dog and million friends. He gave me the best family ever. Grandma and Grandpa Tolley, Uncle Rod. Then Big Daddy and Becky and those crazy cousins, Grandma and. Grandpa Puckett. Kevin and Marla and the Adelman ,Mellissa and Mrs Rowe and Cary. I never had a family like this before.So the most precious gift Ron gave me was his family and his love. What more greater gift could someone give than a family filled with love. Thank-you Ron! I’m going to miss this little hooligan. And freind and Angel. You made my life change and I am forever grateful for that. If he would have only helped mow the lawn just one time!
    I,m looking forward to meeting again one day and if you blow one more straw wrapper from your coke across the table and hit me in the head. Well Babycakes…. I will find you one day just know that. The bestest guy I have ever known in my life! I’m going to miss you very badly. I love you Ron!

  33. I love and miss you, Brother Ron. My prayers for comfort go out to Les, Becky, Kevin, Marla, Abbey, and the Puckett and extended family.

  34. My heart, thoughts, and prayers continue for Kevin, and for Ron’s family and all who loved him. I only knew Ron as the husband of a beloved high school friend and thru stories shared by others. He is surely one that has left the world a much better place.

  35. We will miss Ron’s mischievous smile and quick wit. Our hearts are broken. Your spirit lives on and the love and joy you brought to us will never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to Kevin at this time of sorrow you are in our prayers

  36. Ron you were the best thing that ever happen to Kevin I will always remember our trip to Australia and New Zeland.
    God has you in his hands and I have you in my heart.
    Love you you mother-law.

  37. Very rarely someone comes into your life and makes a huge impression. For me Ron was one of those people and although sadly he was only part of my life for a relatively short time he will be in my heart forever. The water level in Sydney Harbour has risen in the last week with all the tears I’ve shed. Kevin, I’m so sorry that I’m so far away and not able to be there on Wednesday to celebrate Ron’s life with you. I will be going to the roof of my building at 6.00 a.m. Thursday (4.00 p.m. Wednesday your time) with a bottle of champagne and will watch the sun rise over Sydney and reflect on all the beautiful times we have spent together. Kevin, Becky, Les, Carrie and all your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this unbelievably sad time. Sending all my love and hugs xxxx

  38. Ron, you will be forever in my heart. You touched so many lives and you will be greatly missed. You cared and had compassion for everyone around you. I will miss your sweet smile . All I can say is you were such a beautiful soul .
    Rest in Peace sweet Ron, love you so much.

  39. Ron was one of the kindest gentlemen I have ever met. You were in my life for maybe 12 months, but I felt like I knew you all of my life. The sparkle in your eye and that sweet, sweet smile is going to be missed by me and so, so many. You are no longer in pain and that I am grateful for.
    You were an angel on earth for so many of us. Thank you so much for your friendship. I am a better person for having had you in my life.

  40. I feel so blessed that I had the honor to have Ron as a friend in my life. He defined the saying Live, Laugh and Love. He was such a ray of sunshine in life- always bringhten my day. The kindness and love he showed towards others was unmeasurable- he was an angel on this earth. I will forever miss his mischievous little smile, and his bursting in to song just because! I’m a better person to have known you. Thank you for all the great memories you have given to us all. You are now an angle watching over us all.

  41. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. If there is anything we can do for you in this difficult time please don’t hesitate to call on us.
    Alan and Tim

  42. Yessir, Ron was the best of the best. Remember when he took my son roller blading! What fun they had.
    Such a sad ending of a wonderful man.

  43. Dear Ron,
    Even as my eyes fill with tears at your passing, my lips turn up in a smile to match your beautiful smile that always gave me a little sigh of joy. Knowing that there were still people with your sweetness and gentleness that you were willing to share. I thank God I got to know just a small part of you. I pray that the Holy Spirit holds Kevin close at this time and for all time.
    Lisa B.

  44. Kevin –
    My heart is heavy for you as you say goodbye for now to the love of your life. I knew Ron before you came into the picture and you certainly made his life complete. Ron’s charm, sparkle, warmth, and especially his wit will always be with me. I am honored to have known him for over 28 years. I am sorry to miss his send off as I am out of state and do not return until Sept but I will connect with you wen I return. My love and prayers to you and all who loved Ron. I know he is free of his pain and he will be watching over you as you learn to go on without him.

  45. Our sympathies go out to Kevin, Becky and Big Daddy and to the family and friends of Ron. “Ron, we will miss you…..until we see you again in our HEAVENLY home…….keep the porch light burning.” Love and Hugs

  46. We celebrate you today, my friend. I came across this passage and thought of you. You’re forever in my heart.
    ” He was just a big kid
    with a big heart
    who put the world into perspective
    by shrinking down
    problems and insecurities
    and living and loving large.”


  47. Ron, thank you for the laughter you brought into everyone’s life. I was lucky enough to have know you for many years. With that comes a lot of great memories. I will truly miss you.

  48. Kevin, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ron was an amazing man with a beautiful soul.

  49. Ron, I am sure you are up in heaven hiding behind a corner, getting ready to jump out and yell “what you doing”! You scaring Ellen at work, was always funny, and never got old!
    You were always in a good mood at work, so much fun to work with, and never took life to serious! You were much loved down here, and heaven got a great jokester, lucky them! I am so sorry Kevin and family for your loss.

  50. My condolences to family. Please draw comfort in the promise that the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 1 Corinthians 15:26.

  51. I am absolutely heart broken. Ron literally picked out every piece of jewelry I own that represents every major milestone and happiest memory in my life from engagement ring to pearls for the birth of my daughter. He has been a part of our life for almost 12 years, and I never once knew he was battling cancer. He was always so upbeat and loving. I would randomly stop in to say hello bc he was by far one of my favorite people. Ron, I hope you know how much you meant to us and our family. We are going to miss you dearly. Love, The Stephens

  52. All I have is tears. He was so nice helping my bride and I pick out her engagement. My wife’s ring would not be the same without his expert advice. He will forever live in our hearts,

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