We are sad to announce that we have lost one of the original members of our first rhythm sections. Jerry Puckett was responsible for putting together our first group of guys that played on so many of our earlier hit records. In forming our original group, Jerry, who was a great guitar player. brought in Verny Robbins on bass, Carson Whitsett on keyboards and James Stroud on drums. We lost both Carson and Vernie a few years ago. James is still with us and went on to become one of the top producers in Nashville.
Jerry Peyton Puckett November 07, 1939 – December 12, 2023. Jerry P. Puckett, 84, of Mize, Mississippi died December 12, 2023. He was born November 7, 1939, in White Oak, Mississippi to Robert Pucket and Maude Meadow Pucket. Jerry attended Pearl High School and Hinds Jr. College before taking a bus to L.A. to replace Glen Campbell in the Champs of “Tequila” fame. He was a session musician at Malaco Records where he played guitar on Paul Simon’s Rhyming Simon album. He also played on “Groove Me” by King Floyd and “Mr. Big Stuff” by Jean Knight. He was a guest artist on Willie Nelson’s Remember Me album. Recently he recorded a jazz album for Malaco called Just in Time. He is survived by his wife Anna, his daughter Julie Puckett, and a grandson Peyton Fowler. The family is planning on having a private service.