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Chad Putnam, 49, from Canton, NC, journeyed to his heavenly home on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. He passed away peacefully at the new home he and his mother shared in Morganton, NC.

Born in Buncombe County, NC on March 15, 1975, he was the son of Ann Warren Putnam and the late Howard Luther Putnam. In his youth, he attended West Canton Baptist Church. He was a 1993 graduate of Pisgah High School and graduated from Haywood Community College. He worked as a very talented cosmetologist for 19 years. Everyone close to him, knew how much he loved music. He taught himself to play several instruments and was impressive on them all. He loved singing karaoke, and always got requests when the mic was in his hand. Chad was a man of quick wit and sarcasm, and loved to make people laugh. He made friends easily, really never meeting a stranger. Chad had a huge heart, and he gave the best hugs. Seeing people smile, hearing children’s laughter, and loving on animals were some of his favorite things in life.

In addition to his mother, Chad is survived by a sister, Renee Putnam Burris (Rick); nephew Blake Putnam (Ashley); great-nephew Bruce Putnam (and his mother, Catherine); and numerous extended family members and friends.

Chad was preceded in death by his father and paternal grandparents Frank and Lula Burnette; maternal grandparents Siney and Edna Warren; and a great-niece Olivia Putnam; in addition to several aunts, uncles, cousins and very close friends.

A celebration of Chad’s life will be planned for a later date in Haywood County, and all are welcome.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Haywood County Animal Shelter (https://hcasfriends.org/).

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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He was the best. Nothing else needs to be posted.

—Kathryn Whitaker
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I only knew Chad for half a year but in that short time, he made my world the shiniest place. I worked with him and we made the salon so fun! I will immensely miss his smile, the way he sang Pink Floyd songs with me, and just being besties, talking on the phone for hours on end right after leaving work. My heart breaks with him gone, but he left a lasting impression on my heart, mind and soul for all eternity. Rest easy, friend.

—Karyn Turnmire
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I am still at a loss that this sweet and wonderful human has left this earth. Chad was the kind of person who could always make you laugh and cared how you were. Funny, quick wit and just fun to be around. Praying for his family and friends during this extremely difficult time

—Janna W Kuehn
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Chad was a close friend for many years not only to us; but to many of people. His laugh and smile would brighten up a room when he walk in. His talent with music, instruments and hair design will be missed by many whom had to privilege of sitting in front of him. We are privileged to have known Chad; and to have called him our friend over the years.

—David and Kevin Donochod
—David Buckner
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Chad was such a loving, care, delightful person to be around. Memories of the weekends he would come and spend with Patrick. Such a wonderful child to be around and such a wonderful man he became. Rest in peace Chad love Cindy

—Cindy

Chad greeted me with biggest smile on my first visit to his hair salon. We became friends—he was our house sitter on several occasions both in NC and FL. He loved his Momma and his sister “to the moon and back”. We’ll miss him.

—Esther and Bob Cummings
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I love you Chad, happy trails to you.

—Barbara
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You will be missed my friend. Rest in peace, Chad. You were a treasure of laughter and always a joy to be around.

—Jennifer
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—Mehaffey Tracey
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