Brandon Scott Puente, beloved son of Barbara Colleen Jackson, was born 1:02 pm on May 8, 1986 at Chickasaw Nation Hospital in Ada, Ok. His first few years in life was spent in Oklahoma City until he was to begin school. His formative years of life and home was in Holdenville. He passed away at his home during a fire on November 3, 2019 at the age of 33yrs old.
He was known by family and friends as “Scotty.” He attended Holdenville Public Schools and was eager to attend Talking Leaves Job Corps Center in Tahlequah where he graduated and also received a certificate in Culinary Arts. He later became the President of Business Professionals of America while attending Wes Watkins Technology Center in Wetumka.
Scotty was multi-talented. He learned to play a trombone and several other instruments in percussion where he was able to read or write music. He was part of the Holdenville Marching Pride Band whom placed and received many awards. He also loved to sing. He had a beautiful voice. Growing up he was always wanting his two younger brothers and little sister to sing. He would get them to sing songs together which is a memory that will never be forgotten. He was a well known by his peers as a gifted artist. He was able to draw free hand anything you could describe to him. He became a business partner in a tattoo parlor, where he sought to fulfill a dream as a tattoo artist. He also loved to cook. We were blessed to have him with his culinary skills. He learned to cook fry bread and gravy by watching his grandmother Cindy while still in high school.
As years passed, he became a licensed mechanic. He was wanting his little boy to learn how to work on vehicles. His first lesson for his son was to put in a headlight on a car. He only advised him how to do the job and his son completed it. When Scotty was 14 years old his younger brother was in an accident involving a pellet gun. He carried his younger brother to a neighbor’s house for help. A neighbor told us that he was amazed of Scotty’s strength how far he carried him. Scotty has so much love for his younger siblings. He always watched out for them and never hesitated to defend them.
He was a natural leader as well. He was able to get all his friends to attend church with him sometimes we didn’t have enough room to give everyone a ride to church. He also wanted to be baptized at 14 years of age. As the older brother, his younger brother Timothy followed and both were baptized on January 1, 2000 where they became members of Greenleaf Missionary Baptist Church in Okemah. His favorite song he always asked his mother to sing was “Just A Closer Walk With Thee.” When he was about 6 years old, one of the songs he would sing is “Victory in Jesus.” One word he would sing incorrectly was in the chorus. “He punched me to victory”. As he grew older, he always asked his mother to pray for him and his friends. These prayers were always fulfilled when he would ask. He is truly going to be missed.
Scotty was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cindy Lee Hargo and Newman Harjo, Jr.; cousins, Marcus Lee Harjo, infant Dillon Harjo and infant Keelie Harjo.
He was survived by his mother of the home, Barbara Colleen Jackson and Pedro Garcia; son Silas Ovril Puente of Ada; siblings, Timothy Ryan Harjo, Nicholas Jackson and McKenzie Jackson all of Holdenville.
Funeral service was 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 19th , at Green Leaf Church in Okemah with Rev. Billy Coon officiating and assisted by Rev. Jimmy Anderson. Interment followed at Holdenville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Marcus Kehl Harjo, Tim Powell, Todd Stewart, Jerrod Tiger, Russell Lowe and Kenneth Meashintubby. Honorary pallbearers were Glen Harjo, Thomas Harjo, Eric Factor, Rafael Garcia and Emmanuel “Micco” Moses.
Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Holdenville, Oklahoma.