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Stephen Elliott Puckette Jr., M.D.

Stephen Elliott Puckette Jr., M.D.
  • August 17, 1932 - January 29, 2017
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center
    Checks payable to Diocese of South Carolina
    2810 Seabrook Island Road
    Johns Island, SC 29455

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“I have been proud to be a brother in law of Elliott. He taught me much in our conversations. I will always remember him as a special friend. My...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Stephen Jameson - Charleston, SC

“Very sorry to learn of this loss. Dr. Puckette. He was always supportive of the greater Charleston community in so many ways. He was an avid...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I had the pleasure of working with Him for over 23 years. He taught me a lot. He was always interested...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Sharon Watkins - Walterboro, SC

“So sorry for your loss. Dr. Puckette gave me my first job and I will always remember his dry wit and ability to push a person to do their best. Will...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Beth Miley - Walterboro


Stephen Elliott Puckette, Jr., M.D., 84, a longtime resident of Johns Island, South Carolina, husband of Catherine Jameson Puckette passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, January 29, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at St. John's Parish Church, 3673 Maybank Highway at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Churchyard. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street.

He was born August 17, 1932 in Columbia, SC, the son of the late Stephen Elliott Puckette and Clara Annie Childs Puckette. Dr. Puckette graduated from St. Paul's High School and the University of the South. He earned his medical degree from MUSC where he also did his residency in Radiology. He served on the staff of MUSC, Charleston County, Dorchester County, Roper, and Trident Hospitals and spent two years on active duty at the US Naval Hospital in Charleston. He was a founding partner of Charleston Radiologists in 1975 and served as the head of Radiology at Trident Hospital from 1975 until his retirement in 1997.

Dr. Puckette was a member of St. John's Parish Church where he served as a vestryman, senior warden, and treasurer. He served on the Boards of Camp St. Christopher and Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community and as a Trustee for the University of the South.

Dr. Puckette was a man with a deep, quiet faith. He worked hard and seldom complained. He was an enthusiastic sailor, fisherman, and historian. When asked by a grandchild for a favorite memory, he said "Raising five children in the lowcountry."

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Catherine Jameson Puckette; four children: Julia P. Baker (Jeff) of Columbia, M. Charlotte Puckette of Paris, France, Thomas C. Puckette (Libby) of Johns Island, and P. Trapier G. Puckette (Frances) of Johns Island; eleven grandchildren: Daniel E. Baker (Chelsea), Stephen E. Puckette, IV, Gervais L. Baker, Julia G. Puckette, Erin W. Puckette, D. Elliott Ohayon, Hugo X. Ohayon, Clara A.C. Ohayon, Caroline P. Puckette, Elizabeth C. Puckette, P. Trapier G. Puckette, Jr.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Julia Gervais Puckette and a son, Stephen E. Puckette, III.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, 2810 Seabrook Island Road, Johns Island, SC 29455. Checks payable to Diocese of South Carolina.