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Daniel B. Puckett
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Long-time civic activist, businessman and rancher Daniel B. Puckett, 83, died Friday (Oct. 28, 2011) at his ranch near San Antonio. Born Sept. 24, 1928, in Karnes City to Thomas Herbert and Ida Puckett. Puckett graduated from Karnes City High School in 1945 and attended Texas A&M College for a year before his service in the U.S. Army from 1946-48 and from 1950-52. He attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1948-50 and returned there after the Korean War, going on to a career as a cost accountant with Welex Jet Service from 1952-53, in the advertising department of Lone Star Brewing Co. from 1953-57, and from 1957-90 with A.J. Ploch Oil Co., where he retired as vice president and manager/retail operations. A resident of Bexar County since 1953, Puckett was long active in county government and the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Bexar County Community Arenas Board, having been first appointed in 1991. He was appointed chairman of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission in 1989 by Sheriff Harlon Copeland and reappointed in 1993 by Sheriff Ralph Lopez, retiring in 1997 as the longest-serving chairman of the commission. His involvement in the rodeo, which stretches back to its early days, resulted in his induction in January 2010 into the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Hall of Fame, of which his late father-in-law, long-time County Commissioner and County Judge A.J. Ploch, was also a member. In 1955, Puckett rode in the first trail ride conducted to promote the stock show and rodeo, from Altair to San Antonio. In 1982, he began volunteering for the rodeo’s Souvenir Committee, and two years later he was named its chairman, a position he would hold for 19 years; he was succeeded as chairman first by his wife, Jerri Ploch Puckett, and then by his daughter, Barbie Puckett Todd. He was a past chairman and director emeritus of San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Puckett was also a member of the South Texas Farm & Ranch Club and the Nimrod Rifle Club. He was a Eucharistic minister at the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in St. Hedwig. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jerri Ploch Puckett; a son, Daniel T. Puckett of Converse; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joni Puckett and Randy Everett of San Antonio, Deena Lehman and Ray Lehman of Katy, and Barbie Puckett Todd of San Antonio; two grandsons, Ryan Lehman of Houston and Brian Bowers of Midland; and two granddaughters, Jaclynn Lehman of Little Rock, Ark., and Kristen Hanneman of Bryan. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Porter Loring North.

ROSARY

TUESDAY

NOVEMBER 1, 2011

7:30 P.M.

PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL

SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232



MASS

WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 2, 2011

10:00 A.M.

ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH

14011 FM 1346



Interment in Annunciation Cemetery in St. Hedwig, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 200230, San Antonio, TX 78220.

You are invited to sign

the Guestbook at

www.porterloring.com



Arrangements with

PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH

2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST

SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 – (210) 495-8221
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