Dr. Lawrence Verner Puckett, a popular chemistry teacher at Highland Park High School for 32 years, died Oct. 5 after a long illness. The Tyler resident was 76.
He and his wife, Myra, took many former students on summer trips to Europe. He was also a very accomplished musician and a loving husband and father.
Services for Lawrence Puckett were held Oct. 7 at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home Chapel in Tyler with the Rev. Matt Boulter officiating and entombment to follow in Rose Hill Mausoleum.