Clay Matthew Putnam, 29, known by many as PHEAD (thanks to wife Jen) of Frankfort, a husband, son, brother, uncle, grandson, cousin, and dog father, was lost way too soon on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. He is loved by so many. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, (Jen as he would say), Renee Putnam, his mother, Kimberly, two sisters, Krista and Megan Putnam, grandparents; June and Kelvin Putnam, nieces; Payton and Paige Anderson, Sophia Rue and Lorelai Ackley, best friends; Nick Hooks, Casey Wood, and Christopher Swords, his mother-in-law/second mother; Sherri Ackley and his four best girls; Butters, Lucy, Madison and Sue Putnam. Clay is also survived by his favorite uncle; Randy Putnam, aunts; Kelly and Angela Putnam and many cousins and friends, who all love him so dearly.
Clay was preceded in death by his father and best friend, Martin Lee Putnam (Marty). Not one day would pass that his father was not on his mind or in his heart. He made his father extremely proud when he went on to Camp Lejeune after high school where he became a leader in his platoon, a high honor, and graduated as a United States Marine. Also, preceding him in death were his grandparents Robert (Bob) and Shirley Dennis, and his very special Aunt Jerri Coleman.
Clay is a graduate of Adena High School, Class of 2012. At Adena, he met his wife and "person" at the age of 16 and the two of them were inseparable ever since. Fourteen years of LOVE and soon to be six years of marriage. They married on December 29, 2017. Clay loved (LOVES) his family, friends, and girls so much. Clay's heart is the purest and most loving anyone could have. He loved to go on trips with his wife, ride four-wheelers in the creek with his friends, hit the golf course with his buddies, and was the hardest worker you could ever meet. He spent so much time with his girls and is the best dog daddy in the world.
Clay worked in the gas line work for many years where he displayed a hard work ethic, leadership, and was a very dependable coworker. After parting from the natural gas work, he began to start his own business (First Choice Porta Potty) and was a natural at it. He would want his close friend Tanner Clyne to know that he is thankful for being a great friend, believing in him, and pushing him to do something he loves. Clay was so proud of his business. There was not one thing he set his mind to, he didn't succeed in.
He would want all to know how much your love and kindness mean to him. He was proud of his small-town Frankfort and would be so grateful to see just how much that community loves him back. "Clay is the gold standard of what a friend should be, and we are so blessed to be loved by him". He was ALWAYS there for family, friends and lending a hand or showing love to strangers. He is one of the strongest people you could know, yet his love for Dragon Ball Z would always make people giggle. He loves his best friends' children like they are his own - playing Rocket League with them and schooling his wife with his skills. He loved showing his favorite little buddy, (Griffen) the ropes of his business.
Family and friends, members of the community, will be welcome at a memorial service. The service will be held at the Chillicothe Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, address: 137 University Drive, on Friday, December 29th, 2023, starting at 4:00 pm, doors open for the receiving at 3:00 pm. Following, Dickey's Barbeque has graciously opened their restaurant beginning at 5:30 pm for food and drinks to be had. All are encouraged to share their loving memories and precious moments of our dear friend. Adress:1351 Western Ave, Chillicothe OH, 45601. Clay's family thanks everyone for their donations and the EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Frankfort, for their services.