Arthur “Mike” Putnam, Sr. of Caro, age 77, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at his home. Mike was born February 27, 1942, in Caro, the son of the late Clifford and Edna (Nokes) Putnam, Sr. He was united in marriage with the former Janet Jacob on December 31, 1961, in Caro, and she preceded him in death on November 19, 2004.  Mike was employed at Mayville Molding, HDC and Caro Plastech Manufacturing. For many years, Mike was a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed crafting, sports, TV westerns, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mike is survived by two children and their spouses: Arthur “Mike” and Stacey Putnam of Deford, Tina and Claton McConnell of Caro; six grandchildren: Jenny, Jasson, Cody, Zachry, Ryan, and Keerey; eight great-grandchildren; his dogs, Pug A Lug and Bear-Bear; siblings: Clifford A. Putnam, Dorcus Smith, Joyce and Arthur Stark, Claudette Talcott, Gladys and Jim Bills, Leroy Putnam; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Arthur was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry and two grandchildren.

In keeping with Art’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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