William Kenneth Putnam

William Kenneth Putnam (Billy), 64, of Simpsonville, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at his home in Easley, SC peacefully in his sleep.

He will be remembered for his carefree spirit, his sense of humor and being a caring loving Father to his four daughters. Billy loved the lake and fishing was one of his happiest past times. He was an avid football fan and enjoyed cheering on the Clemson Tigers. He was known for napping in his lazy boy recliner with his best dog friend Daisy while binge watching true crime documentaries. Billy loved music and was known for playing it loudly while singing some of his favorites from Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Buffett. He was proud of getting his Master Electrician license and known for using his skills around the house. Billy will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones.

Raised in Simpsonville, he was the son of Carl Louis Sr. and Dorothy Billings Putnam. He is survived by his three daughters, Christy Nodine (Heath Nodine), Nicole Putnam (Nix) (Matthew Nix) and Kendall Putnam; siblings Carl Louis Putnam Jr., James Gregory Putnam, Linda Putnam Mitchell; and six Grandchildren. Along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Carl Sr. and Dot Putnam, brother Ronald (Ronnie) Alan Putnam and eldest daughter Tasha LeeAnn Smith.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home – Simpsonville at 3:00 pm. A Memorial Service will follow beginning at 4:00 pm in the Heritage Chapel.

Condolences to the family of William Kenneth Putnam

  • Linda Mitchell
    8 months ago

    My heart breaks at this unexpected loss for us. We pray for God’s peace and understanding through this difficult time. Love to all.

  • Greg and Mitzie Putnam
    8 months ago

    We are all heartbroken to hear of the loss of Billy, he was a Wonderful Brother, Brother in law and Uncle to the boys! Praying for Nicole,Christy and Kendell and for all of his grandchildren,so sorry for your loss! We Love ya! Love Mitzie, Greg and Family

  • Lynn Gilliam Coley
    8 months ago

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers going up for family! Gone way too young! I remember Billy fondly! ✝️

  • Lisa Putnam
    8 months ago

    I was saddened to hear about Billy’s passing! As the mother of Kendall, I still cared for him and always wished him well! I remember him studying for his master electrician’s exam and was so proud of him when he came home and told me he passed! He was extremely smart and had a great sense of math that our child received and is using at college. We will miss Billy and pray for his family during this difficult time!

  • Sharon Richardson
    8 months ago

    Brian and me are at a loss for words. We are very sad.
    Sending love to all his family and friends. Sincerely Brian and Sharon Richardson

  • Sherry Ford Watson
    8 months ago

    To Linda, Greg , Carl, Jr., thoughts and prayers for you and all of Billy’s family. Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Linda and all the families you have my condolences, prayer, and love.
    My prayers are God to wrap you in his love and protection. It is so hard to imagine going on with our life without them. Lean on our Savior to guide you.
    Wanda Balcombe Bailey

  • Nichole, Christy, and Kendall, my heart goes out to you in this sudden loss.

    I know how much your dad loved you and how proud he was of you. I want to give my prayers and good wishes to the extended Putnam family as well.

    People say time heals all but I think time softens the edges of grief so you can remember good times. I know there are many great memories.

    We will all love and miss you Billy, always.

  • Ray Ouzts
    8 months ago

    I worked with Bill at Greenville County, and we spoke several months ago about family, and I will never forget that we told each other that we loved each other.

    I also will never forget his amazing laughter!

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a good friend, and was loved by all.

    Ray & Lisa Ouzts

  • We just can not belive this,we are so sorry, condolence to the family.praying for all.Billy was always good to us,,for alot of things we went through, always told me ,if will get better. Miss you our friend. JEFF& Pat

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