On Thursday, March 9th, 2023, Charles “Kim” Adrin Puckett, age 87, passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Charles was a loving husband to his beloved wife Gwyn of 62 years.
Charles was born on January 26th, 1936 in Fort Meyers, Florida. He traveled across the country with his father and went to more than 15 schools before graduating high school. Shortly after he enlisted in the Army with a goal to be a helicopter pilot but was unable to as he wore glasses. This was when he decided to leave the Army in December of 1957.
Charles married the love of his life, Gwyneth Mae Llewellyn on July 2, 1960 and had 3 beautiful children, K. John Puckett, David Puckett and Julie Puckett. During this time, he worked for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas.
He lived a life full of adventure and travel. Throughout his life, he traveled to over 100 countries and visited every continent except Antarctica sadly. Many of his adventures include the Great Wall of China, Australia, Victoria Falls in South Africa, the Ice Hotel in Sweden, Mongolia, the savanna of Africa where wild animals walked through their camp and many more. Charles lived a life many can only dream of.
He absolutely loved western movies with John Wayne being his favorite, anything Native American and wolves, the Raiders and Taz, the Tasmanian Devil. Growing up was overrated as he was truly a kid at heart. Charles was an incredible man who had stories that anyone would love to hear. He was truly special and one of a kind.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents James W. Puckett and Mattie King Puckett, siblings James W. Puckett Jr., Alice Puckett Madray, Betty Jo Pipher, daughter Julie Kauten and granddaughters Tiffany Kauten and Ashley Kauten. He is survived by his beloved wife Gwyneth Mae Puckett, sons K. John Puckett and David Puckett, granddaughter Brittany Kauten and grandsons Michael Puckett and Kyle Puckett, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A celebration of Charles’ life will be held on April 15th, 2023 from 3pm to 5pm at Baci's, 760 Barnes Blvd, Rockledge, Florida 32955. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or you may plant a tree through the Beckman Williamson Funeral Home.