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Doris Lee (Adkins) Puckett


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696


Doris Lee (Adkins) Puckett, age 78, of Oak Hill passed away at her home on Thursday, February 15, 2024, with her husband at her side.  She was born August 29, 1945, in Oak Hill to the late Charles and Alma (Leonard) Adkins. 


She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert Puckett, of Oak Hill; son, Rob (Julie) Puckett, of Oak Hill; sister, Phyllis Cooper; several nieces, her two furry grand dogs, Malla and Zoey; nephews and other relatives and friends.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Faye Adkins, Lonnie Adkins, Elmo Adkins, Elaine Moore, Edith Reese, Doug Adkins. 


Doris graduated from Oak Hill.  She married Robert in 1965.  She worked at the Lake store for several years, and at Heartland in Jackson. 


Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024, from 12-2 at Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Oak Hill.  Funeral services will follow at 2:00 with Pastor John Kelly officiating.  Burial will follow at Horeb Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to


{In Loving Memory}

Our family has lost yet another beloved member – Doris Puckett, who has slipped away at last to the loving arms of her Father in Heaven. We reflect on today, everything she was to us as we gather together to honor her memory.

She was born Doris Lee Adkins, to Charles and Lucille Adkins, rounding out their family of 10. The youngest of eight children and the “baby,” she was known to her siblings as “Dorie,” and also as “Chick” – short for “Chicken Little.” She grew up surrounded by their love and was married at a young age to her lifelong soulmate and the love of her life, Bob Puckett; and together they raised a son, Robbie Puckett. Raising her family and enjoying her loved ones was the foundation of her life, and Doris made the most of it. She was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, wife and mother, and a treasured friend to all whose lives she touched.

She was a sweet, warm, loving person who was adored by her family – and she returned that affection and high regard to each and every one of us. She was unique, interesting, upbeat, and such a joy to be around; it was little wonder she was so well loved. There was a spark and brightness about her that drew people to her naturally.

By nature, Doris was very down-to-earth, authentic and spunky, and well known for speaking her mind. She was honest, fair and candid; also trusting, fiercely loyal, and empathetic; and always showed compassion, kindness and understanding for others. She not only believed in the Golden Rule… she was a textbook example of it, by the way she lived – a strong role model to the younger folks, and a source of beaming pride to her peers.

She was the kind of person who was the first to admit her own faults; but her inner goodness and strength of character spoke for themselves. She embraced the gift of life and seemed to want more than anything just to be good to people – and she was always ready to lend a listening ear or a helping hand to anyone in need.

She was also fun-loving and young at heart; and when she was happy, she loved to laugh. She could see the humor in anything and helped others to do so as well; yet, whenever there was a crisis, she was the first to counsel, console and support, if she could. Along with her loving husband, Bob, with whom she shared so much in common – she added so much to the lives of everyone around her, in a precious and beautiful way.

Doris was also very talented and good at everything she put her mind to; well known for her sound work ethic, neatness, efficiency and flair – no matter what the task. She worked for a time as a top-notch and highly respected nurse’s aide, and briefly as a storekeeper alongside husband, Bob; but her greatest joy in life seemed to be her role as a homemaker, wife and mother.

She had a real knack for making absolutely anything fun – whether it was a shopping trip, a family picnic, a board game or a hayride… even just simple housework! – and like so many others in her family, she loved listening to music and singing. She enjoyed both church and family sing-alongs … and with her sweet, strong tenor voice, she could do justice to any gospel or country-music tune.

Overall, Doris led a simple, modest, quiet life – but the imprint she left behind in the hearts and memories of her loved ones will forever shine as bright as a shooting star. Our hope and prayer is that Bob, Robbie and all of her family can take comfort in the knowledge that she is not truly gone, but just away, in Heaven – and that someday, the Family Circle she loved so much will once again be complete.

Farewell for now, to our sweet Doris – we’ll see you “after a while.” Thank you so much for just being you, and Godspeed.

(Written by niece, Pam Wilson, and read at funeral on Sunday, Feb .18)


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