Steven F. Puckett, 63, of Bellaire, passed away on September 13, 2021 at his home.
Steve was born on April 25, 1958, in Kalkaska, the son of Frank and Jean (Blair) Puckett.
He grew up in Mancelona where he resided until the early 1980's when he moved to Bellaire.
His greatest love besides his family was being an official and referee. He began in 1983 at the Men's modified league in Bellaire and then decided to make a career of it. He umpired and officiated many sports as well as all ages, from little league, middle school, high school, co-ed, to Men's league. It was more than just his career, it was his passion to teach all ages how to play the games right.
Surviving are his 5 children, Anique Puckett of Traverse City, Tara Puckett of Norfolk, VA, Shakira Puckett of East Jordan, Ukiah Puckett of Norfolk, VA, Marisa Puckett of Bellaire and 2 grandchildren, Damien Puckett and Axl Fleminger.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nellie "Penny" Puckett, several siblings and his parents.
There will be a celebration of his life on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. at Palmer Park in Mancelona.
Memorial contributions may be directed to his family for his 2 grandchildren's future sporting endeavors.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.