Mr. Ricky Hoyle Putnam, age 65, of Mount Airy, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem He was born April 1, 1952 to the late William and Dorothy Holliefield Putman. He was a loving father and grandfather and was loved by all who had the privilege to know him. Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 48 years Shirley Putnam; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chad and Stacie Putnam, Tim and Jayme Brant, three grandchildren, Ella Brant, Emmie Brant and Zack Putnam; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dicky and Pat Putnam, and Billy Putnam; and special friends Michael and Amanda Jenkins and Abigail Jenkins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Putnam was preceded in death by his sister, Rita Horne. A funeral service will be held on Monday October 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy with services conducted by Rev. Don Fellows with burial to follow in Southside Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until time for the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be made at