Joe W. Putnam Sr.


Joe W. Putnam Sr., 75, the owner and operator of the former Putnam Equipment Service, Inc. passed away April 15, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Joan B. (Vadnais) Putnam for 50 years.

Born in Nashville, TN, he was a son of Lona D. (Adcock) and George Putnam. Joe was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War serving 3 tours of duty as a Sea Bee.

He was the loving father of Edward L. Putnam, Joe W. Putnam, Jr. (Patricia) and Amanda J. Best (Shane). Loving grandfather of Kennedy. brother of Mildred Wilkinson and the late John Putnam.

His funeral will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial with military honors will be at the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

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