Steven Scott Putnam

May 11, 1963 - August 14, 2012

Steven Scott Putnam, 49, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was born Saturday, May 11, 1963, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the son of Clyde and Nancy Putnam. He passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at his home in Little Rock. Steven grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri, graduating from Jefferson City High School in 1981. In 1985, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in History from Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri. His desire to help those less fortunate led him to the Peace Corps where he was sent to Thailand to teach English. Steven loved to travel and visited several locations; Russia, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Scotland and Mexico to name a few. He enjoyed kayaking, hiking and being outdoors. He found beauty in nature evidenced by the pictures of the many places he had traveled and the people he met. He demonstrated artistic skills at a young age and throughout his life he collected art and liked to be in the company of artists and creative individuals. Some of his employment experiences include; youth counselor, guest services coordinator, outdoor education leader, casino worker, paint technician, handyman, and office manager at Cardinal Health. Steven is survived by his father and mother, Clyde and Nan Putnam of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; his sister, Heather Coleman, and husband Kevin; nephews Crosby and Conor; niece, Cassidy all of Kingsville, Missouri; and many cherished relatives in Scotland. Steven was blessed to have many special friends in his life including; Charlie Whiting, the George and Brenda Hemphill family, Julie Vandever, Ellie Syler, Melissa Christopher and the rest of his work family. Although there are many words you could use to describe Steven; son, brother, uncle, friend, bon vivant, renaissance man, free spirit, perhaps the most important is that he was a gentle, sensitive and caring soul. There will be a gathering in his honor at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8, at Sparky's CafÈ, 147 E. Van Buren Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Online condolences may be sent to the family Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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tammylea 1 year, 5 months ago

Dear Putman family, I have just been made aware that Steve passed away. My heart has been broken since hearing. I, along with many other mutual friends from the A/G Camp grounds gang had looked for him many times over the years and I just knew he would show up in Kansas City some day and surprise me with stories of all the wonderful things he had been doing. I have never stopped thinking of him and cherishing our friendship as teens and into our 20's. I think the last time I saw him was at my wedding February 14, 1988. He was a good boy and I loved him dearly. My prayers are with you as you learn how to live without him here on earth. We will see him again someday and what a reunion that will be :-)

All my love, Tammy Beckett-Roach


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