Phillip R. Putney

March 7, 1953 ~ April 2, 2022 (age 69)


Phillip R. Putney, 69, of Belding, passed away Saturday morning, April 2, 2022, at home, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Michigan.  Phillip was born on March 7, 1953, in Lansing, the son of Richard and Ethelyn (VanBuren) Putney. He graduated from Grand Ledge High School with the Class of 1971. Thru his schooling and years of work experience, Phillip proudly became a  Journeyman Machinist, first working in Ionia, later at Process Equipment in Belding at Auto-Cam in Grand Rapids and retiring from Jedco in Comstock Park. He liked to hunt, fish, worked on and owned several old cars and always enjoyed riding his Harley. Phillip had a big love of family and enjoyed any time they could all be together. He will be greatly missed and always remembered with a smile by his family and friends.

Phillip is loved and survived by his wife Margaret and their children, Jessica (Jasen) Wiley of Fenwick, Matthew (Kim) Putney of Belding, his grandchildren, Austin, Devin, Lexie, Mattsen, Zacary, one greatgrandchild, Michael, his brother and sister, Roger (Carol) Putney of Lyons and Janis Fourman of Crystal.

Phillip was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life service will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday April 6, 2022, at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding with Pastor Paul Hulford of the First Congregational Church officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Interment will take place later at River Ridge Cemetery, Belding. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to the American Cancer Society or the Ionia County Animal Shelter. 

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April 5, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home
203 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, MI 48809

Celebration of Life
April 6, 2022

1:00 PM
Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home
203 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, MI 48809

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