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PUCKETT, Walter Lee “Wally”, of Raynham, formerly of Avon, passed away on March 27, 2021, after a brief illness, at the age of 72. Born in Muskogee, OK, Wally worked for many years as a pipefitter for the V.A. Hospital in Brockton, prior to his retirement. Wally proudly served his country in the United States Navy where he was a boiler technician and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal. He was a regional champion classically trained pianist. Wally enjoyed fishing and playing golf and was a starter at the Rehobeth Country Club. He loved music and loved to sing and had an amazing, larger than life voice. His love of music ranged from classical to modern day rock. Wally was an active member of the Avon community having coached intramural sports for his children and also served as the Avon Water Commissioner. On any given day you could find him cheering on his beloved Dallas Cowboys, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, Wally will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Walter was the beloved husband of Velena (Goss) Puckett. Loving father of Catherine Sutherland of Aurora, CO, Daniel Puckett of Avon and Thomas Puckett of Las Vegas, NV and step-father of Mark Doten of WA, Kenneth Doten of Taunton, and Cassandra Spatola of Brockton. Cherished grandfather to Ariadne Sutherland, Arianna Puckett, Alexis Boos, Jessica Boucher, Nicole Doten, Michael Spatola, Katherine Spatola, Christina Spatola and Lily Doten. Also survived by 3 great grandchildren and many friends. At the request of the family, all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the MSPCA/Angell, 350 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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